You don’t expect Hakeem Olajuwon impersonations from Ben Wallace.
But that’s what you got midway through the third quarter Monday when Wallace nailed a turnaround, fade-away jumper along the left baseline over a Knicks defender.
Late in the third quarter, with the Pistons on an 8-0 run that gave them the lead, Wallace was calling for the ball on the low block. With a defender on his back, Wallace made a strong move, stepped back and arched a beautiful jumper that gave the Pistons a 68-64 lead.
Someone remarked about how that particular play looked like something from Hakeem Olajuwon’s heyday.