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Breaking down the Pacers' buzzer-beating basket against the Lakers, Indiana coach Frank Vogel said it hinged on ...
whether the Lakers trapped George Hill when he came off David West's pick. Hill was able to turn the corner without Pau Gasol stopping him and keep going past Gasol, all the way to hit a floating shot at the rim just over Dwight Howard's block attempt.
Had the Lakers helped and stopped Hill, he would've pitched the ball back toward West for a jumper. Instead, the Lakers let Hill drive and take what Vogel referred to as "his money shot": the floater, which dropped with a 10th of a second left for a 79-77 Pacers victory.
Mike D'Antoni was honest about how the Lakers hoped Gasol could stay with Hill more on the final play, with Howard positioned back to protect the rim: "We thought Pau could control him a little bit."