Jeremy Lamb hit the shot of the NBA season — and one of the most incredible NBA buzzer-beaters you’ll ever see — to give the Charlotte Hornets a stunning 115-114 road victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Charlotte inbounded the ball with 3.1 seconds left, trailing 114-112. The inbounds pass got away from Lamb, and he had to go recover the ball on the other side of half-court. Not a problem. Lamb picked up the ball, and chucked it with under one second to go. The shot — which had to be close to touching the roof — banked off the glass before going into the hoop for a game-winning buzzer-beater.
Here’s the Lamb buzzer-beater from the Hornets’ broadcast on Fox Sports Southeast:
JEREMY LAMB WITH THE GAME WINNER FROM HALF COURT #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/BiWcvtY7K1
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 25, 2019
And here it is from the Raptors’ broadcast on TSN:
JEREMY LAMB HALF COURT BANK FOR THE WIN pic.twitter.com/mYJyYg9l1F
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 25, 2019
It turns out the NBA can also bring some March Madness. That shot would get one hell of an “ONIONS!” call from the great Bill Raftery.
Maybe the best part was Charlotte star Kemba Walker during the play. He’d already started walking away in disappointment, assuming the Hornets had lost.
Kemba had NO faith in Jeremy Lamb hitting that.
(: @Marnsantana) pic.twitter.com/YFg2dNKW1F
— theScore (@theScore) March 25, 2019
It’s also a very meaningful shot for the Hornets and their playoff chances. Charlotte now has a three-game winning streak and is just two games behind the Miami Heat for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
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