|Air date||January 25, 2014|
|Manga chapters||Chapter 126, 127, 128, 129 and 130|
He's Beside Himself With Joy
I Believe in Him
|Episode 41 screenshots|
Win Now (今勝つんだ, Ima Katsunnda) is the forty-first episode and the sixteenth episode of the 2nd season of the Kuroko no Basuke anime.
Imayoshi is able to immobilise Kuroko, and Sakurai manages to stop Hyūga's Barrier Jumper, both actions being instructed by Momoi. Aomine goes past Kagami and makes a 360 spin dunk at the same time. All 5 Tōō players are now able to see Kuroko. However, this actually leads to a trap set by Kuroko, when Izuki goes past Imayoshi with a Vanishing Drive, something the crowd thought only Kuroko can pull off, and scores. Hyūga also managed to bypass Sakurai with a Vanishing Drive too, and scored.
The revelation of Misdirection Overflow has pulled Seirin to within single digit difference. However, Imayoshi scores a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to put Tōō's lead to 11, ending the 3rd quarter. Before timeout expires, Aomine did not pay attention as the rest of the players return to the court. 4th quarter starts, and Seirin starts off with Hyūga combining his Barrier Jumper and Kuroko's Misdirection Overflow to avoid Sakurai's quick defense and scores a 3-pointer, putting the difference back to 8. The real Aomine will reveal himself soon, so how will Seirin cope with the Aomine even more stronger than they have faced in the first half?