Specific body parts can’t record assists, but if they could, Pau Gasol’s face would have gotten some love Thursday night.
The Chicago Bulls center was just minding his own business in the paint in the first quarter of his team’s game against the Boston Celtics. That’s when Evan Turner decided to fire a pass intended for Amir Johnson that instead slammed off Gasol’s face.
Because it’s Turner, who is known to do ridiculous things both on and off the court, his pass worked to perfection. The ball bounced right to Johnson, who lofted a hook shot over the disoriented Gasol.
Just like they drew it up.
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Thumbnail photo via Dallas Mavericks center Zaza Pachulia (27) fouls Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol (16) during the second half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports