12 PLAYS OF CHRISTMAS: NUMBER 10

MELO MAKES ACROBATIC JUMPER FOR THE LEAD (2011)

No. 10 – Even after his game-tying three-pointer, Melo wasn’t done. With the game tied at 102, Melo took the ball at three-point line. He dribbled to the elbow, pumped faked, maneuvered himself through two Celtics defenders and drained the jumper to give the Knicks the lead. New York held on for a 106-104 win thanks to two late free throws from Melo and in the process snapped Boston’s nine-game winning streak against them.

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