With three (!!!) first round upsets, there’s potential for a Cinderella story in this bracket.
Round 1 of The MANU Tournament is complete, so this week we are moving on to the Sweet 16! Today we have Manu Ginobili’s top four assists/passes voted by you: the fans. Round 1 featured three (!!!) upsets, two of which were decided by less than 20 votes. Here is a quick recap of how the polls turned out:
(1) Bullet pass to Bonner: 72%
(8) No-look to Leonard: 28%
(4) Over-the-head to Green: 31%
(5) Behind-the-back to Blair: 69%
(2) Full-court hammer to Green: 49%
(7) Half-court bounce pass to Belinelli: 51%
(3) Noris Cole nutmeg: 49%
(6) Behind-the-back to Mills: 51%
So only one top seed advanced in this round, which is what makes this all the more fun! Everyone has different opinions and are impressed by different faucets of Manu’s game. With that being said, it’s time to move the four winning passes on to the Sweet 16! Be sure to vote for a winner of each match-up, and remember everyone can only vote once, so make yours count!
1 vs. 5
1. Bullet pass to Bonner (2012)
5. Behind-the-back to Blair (2009)
6 vs. 7
6. Behind-the-back to Mills (2015)
7. Half-court bounce pass to Belinelli (2013)
Check back tomorrow for the Sweet 16 of Blocks! Remember all polls for the Sweet 16 will close on Sunday at 6:00 PM CT.
Source: Pounding The Rock