Monday, May 11, 2015

At the Buzzer...

        The Eastern Conference Semifinals currently has the feel of a particular basketball tournament in March. Thrilling upsets, shocking buzzer beaters, Cinderellas. It practically has it all and then some. We've already seen the last three Eastern Conference Semifinal games be won by buzzer beaters. Check out the three buzzer beaters right here:
        On Friday, Derrick Rose banked in the game-winning three-pointer to give the Bulls a 99-96 Game 3 victory and a 2-1 series edge. Rose had 30 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds in Game 3.
        In Game 3 of the Hawks-Wizards series, Paul Pierce hit a game-winning shot to help stave off a furious Atlanta comeback. The Wizards won that game 103-101 and currently have the series lead at 2-1. Pierce had 13 points and seven rebounds in the Wizards win.

        Not to be outdone by Rose, Lebron James hit a game-winning shot against the Bulls in a Cavs Game 4 win. Cleveland won 86-84 despite only scoring twelve points in the third quarter. As for James, he had 25 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists in the game.
        If you want to go even further, look at Game 7 of the Spurs-Clippers series from a week ago. Chris Paul hit this game-winning shot to propel the Clippers to the next round.
        For extra credit, we'll show you a buzzer beater in the Bulls-Bucks series that kept Milwaukee alive. Of course, Milwaukee got slaughtered in Game 6 of that series. However, it only proves how dramatic these NBA playoffs have been. This buzzer beating layup comes in Game 4 of the Bulls-Bucks series, courtesy of Jerryd Bayless.

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