This Mind-Bending Buzzer Beater Went In Against All Laws Of Basketball

Even as far as last-gasp desperation shots go, Darren Collison’s buzzer-beater was gasp-y and desperate. And yet, the basketball gods do answer some prayers.

1. Thursday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder came back from a double-digit deficit to take the lead on the Dallas Mavericks right at the end. The Mavs had 2.2 seconds to tie. It didn’t look likely. But.

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2. Mavs point guard Darren Collison managed to hit a totally improbable and unconventional buzzer-beater to send the game into overtime.

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3. Check it out: The ball, which I’ve helpfully highlighted in red, left Collison’s hand with only 0.2 seconds left on the clock.

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4. You can tell from Collison’s body language that even he had no confidence in that ball going in. And that’s not surprising — he tossed the shot up about as haphazardly as possible.

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5. Here’s one more angle. Unfortunately for Dallas, they’d go on to lose in OT to the superior Thunder, relegating this shot’s relevance to next-day highlight reels. But for that, it’s still quite great.

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6. Here’s video of the whole endgame:

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