- Luka Doncic stole a win for the Mavericks with a stunning buzzer-beater against Memphis.
- The shot came after the Grizzlies missed two foul shots that could have sealed the game.
- Even LeBron James was in shock watching Luka’s miracle shot from home.
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Luka Doncic stole a win for the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
With just seconds remaining against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Mavericks were trailing 113-111, with Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen set to shoot two from the foul line.
Allen has made 90% of his free throws on the season, and two more would have sealed the win for Memphis. However, in a statistical anomaly sent from the basketball gods, he missed both.
After a timeout to advance the ball, the Mavericks had 1.8 seconds to make a miracle happen — two points to tie, three to win. Dallas struggled to get the ball in, but eventually found a floundering Luka, who put up a prayer that would be answered.
—NBA (@NBA) April 15, 2021
Looking at the angle of Luka’s release, the shot is only more unbelievable.
—Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 15, 2021
The shot was heard across the NBA Twitter world, with even LeBron James chiming in to offer his thoughts.
—LeBron James (@KingJames) April 15, 2021
Doncic had said this week that he was not a fan of the play-in games heading into the NBA playoffs this year — a somewhat comical complaint coming from someone who was looking likely to be stuck playing in them.
But on Wednesday night, Luka did something about it, hitting a prayer of a shot to move his team one game closer to safety from the play-in games.