Joe Ingles went berserk against the Miami Heat and sunk a career-high 27 points but unfortunately it was his controversial flop that had everyone talking.
The Aussie helped his team equalling his career-high best tally, but it wasn’t enough to push the Jazz over the line against the Heat.
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Despite his impressive performance, it was Ingles’ controversial flop in the fourth quarter that had fans talking.
At 6:06 in the fourth, Ingles went over way too easily when rookie Tyler Herro bumped him.
Ingles rose with a smile on his face as he even appeared surprised he received the call.
Unfortunately, the “flop of the season” drew the ire of social media.
But Ingles’ reaction also had many laughing.
Joe Ingles FLOP OF THE YEAR !👀#HeatTwitter— MarkJonesESPN (@MarkJonesESPN) December 24, 2019
Miami up 7 with 5:26 to go
Refs fall for the Joe Ingles flop...even Ingles had a good laugh about it pic.twitter.com/Kt2SPUs1t5— gifdsports (@gifdsports) December 24, 2019
Joe Ingles couldn't keep a straight face after his flop worked 😂 pic.twitter.com/dsZXJ6rM7n— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 24, 2019
Joe Ingles rewarded for an absolutely preposterous flop near midcourt. Felt a little contact, got knocked back, then suddenly his knees buckle.— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) December 24, 2019
Joe Ingles fooled everyone with the flop 😭pic.twitter.com/KSj86Spkg3— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) December 24, 2019
Ingles continued his encouraging run of form, connecting on seven of 12 three-point attempts.
Fellow Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova had eight points, three rebounds and four assists in Cleveland's 121-118 defeat of Atlanta to give the struggling Cavaliers (9-21) their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Orlando beat Chicago with 26 points from Terrence Ross while Bradley Beal scored 30 points as Washington outlasted New York.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 40 points, DeMar DeRozan added 26 points and 10 assists and Australian Patty Mills added eight points as the San Antonio Spurs routed Memphis 145-115.
Aaron Holiday sank two three-pointers in overtime as the Indiana Pacers outlasted the Toronto Raptors 120-115 to remain one win behind the 76ers in the east.