The Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls played in a thriller on Wednesday night. The game went back-and-forth throughout before the Bulls finally pulled out a victory in triple overtime 128-125.
Obviously, there were plenty of big shots throughout the night (and perhaps none bigger than Bulls’ rookie swingman Tony Snell’s jumper that proved to be the game-winner in the third overtime).
However, Nelson made one of the biggest shots of the game. With the Magic trailing by three, 111-108, Nelson got a screen from Magic power forward Glen Davis and the Bulls switched, meaning Joakim Noah was on Nelson rather than Kirk Hinrich. Nelson took advantage by stepping back and nailing a three-pointer over Noah that tied the game.
Nelson then did one of the most famous dances in NBA history. Some call it the “Sam Cassell Dance,” others refer to it as the “Big Balls Dance” and Magic fans know that Hedo Turkoglu, who signed with the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, has also done the dance in a Magic uniform. Others properly credit it to the Major League series.
Nelson finished with 31 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.