An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Gallinari-to-Faried the weekend's nicest play
While you were watching Duke and Missouri destroy your NCAA Tournament brackets this weekend, Danilo Gallinari threw the pass of the year.
During the Nuggets' 98-91 win over the Celtics on Saturday, Gallinari whipped a behind-the-back pass in transition to Kenneth Faried, who finished the break off with a slam.
Gallo finished with 20 points, the first time he has eclipsed 20 since coming back from injury.
Faried, meanwhile, continued to show why the Nuggets took a gamble and dealt Nene's big contract. The rookie scored 18 points on 5-for-5 shooting and added 16 rebounds. In March, Faried is averaging 11.4 points on 62.3 percent shooting and 9.0 rebounds.