Victor Oladipo Drops Austin Rivers: Push-off or Flop?
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Did Victor Oladipo push off on this “anklebreaker” or did Austin Rivers flop? Regardless if Dipo got away with a MJ or if Rivers tried to pull a Daniel Day-Lewis, the refs didn’t blow the whistle and the bucket counted.
Dipo continued his hot shooting (18-of-26 over his last two games) and finished with 30 points (11-17 FG), a season-high 12 assists and 5 steals in the Pacers 16-point comeback win against the Clippers. That stat line made him the first in franchise-history to rack up 30 points, 10 assists and 5 steals in a game. That stat line also helped give the team their fifth win in a row.
“We are trying to be a great team, not a good team,” Said Oladipo after the victory.
As for Rivers, he played well with 18 points and a team-high 7 assists after going 1-of-8 in his last game.