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Gallinari-to-Faried the weekend's nicest play

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried pulls down a

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried pulls down a rebound against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver. (March 11, 2012) Credit: AP

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.

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