Congratulations Chicago Bulls fans! The heartbreak of the Derrick Rose injury and the long, slow, organizational meltdown that followed it are behind you. Your team is the champion of the NBA (Las Vegas Summer League), thanks to the late heroics of Denzel Valentine.
D’Angelo Russell’s buzzer-beating three-pointer handed the Lakers a Summer League win over the Sixers tonight, but the former Buckeye is staying humble.
One of Australian Rules Football’s many byzantine rules is that a player awarded a mark or a free kick as time expires may take a kick after the buzzer. Rarely, this kick can decide a game—but it did this morning as Richmond defeated Sydney Swans 101-100 thanks to Sam Lloyd’s perfect goal.
Kyle Lowry had been struggling all game, until the bitter end of Toronto’s opening game against Miami, when he hit this absolute moonshot to tie the game at 90 and send it to overtime. The Heat had it just about sealed up (TNT read the credits and everything) until they got too lackadaisical, got called for a travel…
Despite doing just about everything right, the Detroit Pistons just can’t hold an edge against the Cavaliers in this do-or-die Game 4. Kyrie Irving punched the Pistons in the gut with this half-court buzzer-beater at the end of the third quarter, one that gave Cleveland a three-point lead heading into the fourth…
A lightning first quarter in Houston ended with a James Harden buzzer-beater to tie the score at 29 and take a bit of the shine off Stephen Curry’s return. Here’s the call by ESPN’s Roberto Abramowitz and Jerry Olaya.
Villanova closed out the college basketball season with one of the most memorable finishes in history when Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to down North Carolina. Here’s that legendary shot as called by announcers around the world:
This year’s NCAA Tournament opened with as crazy of an opening weekend as you’ll ever see, before settling into a boring procession of blowouts, which abruptly ended tonight, when Villanova beat North Carolina in a genuinely bonkers National Championship game. Hell, Kris Jenkins’ game-winning buzzer-beater was so good…
Bronson Koenig’s three-pointer as time expired finished a late comeback by Wisconsin as the Badgers knocked off second-seeded Xavier, 66-63. Wisconsin was down as much as nine points in the final seven minutes of the game, but a series of Musketeers mistakes allowed the Badgers back into the game.
Our bodies were ready. Stephen F. Austin’s late five-point lead left the sportswriting world dreaming of four days full of “STONE COLD!” references and Attitude-Era GIFs celebrating the Lumberjacks becoming just the third 14-seed ever to make the Sweet Sixteen. Then Notre Dame’s Rex Pflueger, a scrub freshman who…
Referees waved off Octavius Ellis’s would-be buzzer-beating dunk for Cincinnati after video replay showed the Bearcats senior still had the ball as the horn sounded.
Paul Jesperson’s half-court desperation heave found the bucket and delivered the Northern Iowa Panthers to the NCAA tournament’s second round, erasing a game-tying basket with two seconds remaining by Texas’s Isaiah Taylor and eliminating the Longhorns.
Adam Woodbury’s tip in as time expired in overtime delivered the Iowa Hawkeyes to a 72-70 win over Temple in a 7-10 first round matchup. Iowa overcame a lousy 34.8% shooting percentage on the day to down the Owls.
Rodney Bullock’s layup with one second remaining proved the difference as Providence beat USC 70-69 for the Friars’ first win in the NCAA tournament since reaching the regional finals in 1997.
Garfield Heights took down St. Ignatius last night in some hot Cleveland Regional Final action to head to the state semifinals. The Bulldogs beat the Wildcats (this was one of probably like 3,000 Bulldogs-Wildcats meetings this weekend) 70-69 in two overtimes, and every single quarter ended with someone beating the…
Dedrick Basile’s last-second three-pointer gave the Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners a 57-54 win over NMSU and punched that school’s first ticket to the NCAA tournament since joining Division I nine years ago.
Prepare for the fourth of the approximately one million buzzer-beaters that will happen this weekend.
‘Tis the season for buzzer-beaters. Yesterday, there was that insane three-quarter-court dagger from UConn’s Jalen Adams to force a fourth overtime, Buddy Hield’s half-courter coming just a hair too late, and Utah sending it to overtime against Cal after Lorenzo Bonam ran through their entire defense in three seconds.
West Virginia defeated Oklahoma in tonight’s Big 12 semifinal after player of the year candidate Buddy Hield’s half-court buzzer-beater attempt was judged on video review to have failed to beat the buzzer.