If you thought flopping had reached its peak during last season’s playoffs when Manu Ginobili and James Harden held a flop-off in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, wait until you see this one. During Game 5 of the Rockets – Thunder series, Omar Asik went into the lane and was met by Derek Fisher and Kevin Martin. While it sure looked like Asik pulled up and threw a pass under control, Fisher and Martin went flying. It was the first televised synchronized dive since episode 3 of Splash. And it worked as Asik was called for the charge.
In the end, the Rockets and Asik had the last laugh. Asik had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in a win, while Martin and Fisher combined to shoot 3-16 (Martin was 1-10) and score 11 points in a loss.
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