Originally Posted by franchize
What I saw was, nice steal, was a stride ahead of one defender, another one began to catch up, he clench up and got nervous because he didn't know what to do next, jumped in the air (which you shouldnt do when your passing), and threw the ball backwards. Luckily JR was hustling down court and caught up to it. Don't get me wrong. It was a good defensive play and effort but the success of the play offensively came from the Sixers laziness and lack of focus. A typical Doug Collins team busts it down the floor instead of loitering in the front court and conceding the play.
Mmm no you underestimate Pablo's bball IQ.
He did got nervous because he was aware that those two were much more athletic than him and could block him, so he decides to fake a layup (hence the jump - and you can see the fake is effective because Turner tries to steal the ball from him and the other one jumps to block him), and then to pass the ball backwards to his teammate.