Steal, credited to defender who gains possession, as deflection by teammate was unintentional
A steal is credited to a player that legally takes the ball away from an opponent, intercepts a pass, or otherwise obtains possession on the ball following an opponent’s turnover (provided the ball has remained in bounds and the clock has not stopped). If a player deflects a pass or dribble and controls his deflection either away from an opponent or towards a teammate resulting in eventual possession for the defense, the player causing the deflection is credited with the steal. On this play, the player in red who deflects the ball is NOT credited with the steal because he merely gets a hand on the ball and he does not control his deflection away from the opponent or to a teammate. Instead, #7 in red, who eventually controls the ball, is credited with the steal.