As we face a hiatus in NBA games, we wanted to look back on the best moments from an abbreviated 2019-20 season. The jaw dropping, the mind-blowing, the awe inspiring. In this four-part article series we want to find the best. First up on the cards, assists, those dimes and extra passes, from the outlandish to the sublime. What pass do you view as the best of the season? Read on, and don’t forget to place your vote.
Marcus Smart, vs. Chicago Bulls, 13th Jan, 2020
Marcus Smart with the strip on Zach LaVine and the amazing full court one-handed bounce pass perfectly weighted to Gordon Hayward.
Marcus Smart with the steal and perfect pass for the @celtics! pic.twitter.com/eOOS2c8dzo— NBA (@NBA) January 14, 2020
Marcus Smart, vs. LA Lakers, 20th Jan, 2020
Marcus Smart threads the needle on this wondrous behind-the-back pass to Enes Kanter between both LeBron James and Dwight Howard. Left-handed I might add.
Marcus Smart behind the back pass with his left hand for the Enes Kanter layup! pic.twitter.com/zIIBomFS2S— Celtics News (@CelticsNewsNBA) January 21, 2020
Marcus Smart, vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 22nd Jan, 2020
Marcus Smart times a perfect lay off, an over-the-head pass to a cutting Javonte Green against Memphis.
Marcus Smart with a crazy pass leading to a finish from Javonte Green pic.twitter.com/SMBWgntnXd— The Render (@TheRenderNBA2) January 23, 2020
Semi Ojeleye, @ Miami Heat, 28th Jan, 2020
Marcus Smart with the cross court pass to Semi, who catches and dumps off to Theis for the dunk all in one motion.
Ball movement on point! pic.twitter.com/ZzxmQ85wPV— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 29, 2020
Grant Williams, vs. Golden State Warriors, 30th Jan, 2020
The quick thinking of Rookie Grant Williams as he sends a two-handed heave down court for a streaking Jayson Tatum for the flush against Golden State.
Grant to JT on the break ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/maQP8ngJXm— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 31, 2020
Kemba Walker, vs. LA Clippers, 13th Feb, 2020
The amazing vision of Kemba Walker on this wrap-around pass to Marcus Smart on the three point line against the LA Clippers.
drive → KICK → splash pic.twitter.com/Vyt12oqdNB— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 14, 2020
Jaylen Brown, vs. Houston, 29th Feb, 2020
Jaylen Brown steals it then with a full stride behind-the-back pass hits Grant Williams on the break.
Steal ✓— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 1, 2020
Bucket ✓ pic.twitter.com/cISgz5yDno
Kemba Walker, @ San Antonio Spurs, 9th Nov, 2019
Newly signed PG Kemba Walker gets out on the break and lays off a perfect no-look pass to Gordon Hayward in San Antonio, forming chemistry early in the season.
Kemba Walker assists this Gordon Hayward dunk pic.twitter.com/i8EIDcMQz6— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 9, 2019
Marcus Smart, vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 11th Nov, 2019
Marcus Smart’s quick thinking and creativity is on display with this behind-the-back in the lane to Robert Williams for the quick two points.
Behind-the-back pass from Marcus Smart in slooooow-mo pic.twitter.com/4YmUcIO80T— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 12, 2019
Which assist is the pick of the bunch?
This poll is closed
Marcus Smart vs. Chicago Bulls
Marcus Smart vs. Lakers
Marcus Smart vs. Grizzlies
Semi Ojeleye @ Heat
Grant Williams vs. Warriors
Kemba Walker vs. Clippers
Jaylen Brown vs. Rockets
Other / Honourable Mention