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Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  15 responses

DeMar DeRozan Swishes Buzzer-Beater to Beat the Orlando Magic (VIDEO)

DeRozan has ice in his veins.

The Toronto Raptors escaped Orlando with a tough, last-second victory last night. DeMar DeRozan rained in a fadeaway as time expired. Per the Orlando Sentinel and AP: “I just think the basketball gods are against us right now,’ J.J. Redick said. ‘They’re turning their backs on us, and we need to get back in their good graces.’ DeRozan, sprinting to his left, caught a pass from Jose Calderon at the top of the key with 3.0 seconds remaining. He dribbled toward the left sideline, with Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo chasing him. DeRozan released the ball on the run as Davis held his left hand in DeRozan’s face, and DeRozan nearly fell into the Magic’s bench as his high-arcing shot went in. ‘A part of basketball,’ Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. ‘Great shot.’ [...] DeRozan led Toronto with 22 points, followed by Amir Johnson’s 21 points and 10 rebounds. It was Johnson’s sixth double-double of the season. The sweep was the Raptors’ first over Orlando since 2006-07. ‘The coaches drew up a good play,’ said DeRozan, who scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, missing just one of his eight shots in the final 12 minutes. ‘I just tried to get to my shot. Usually we run it going to my right, but that was the first time we ran it going to my left. I knew if I got a good shot off, I had a chance at it going in.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    Finally a good game from Derozan, he’s been in somewhat of a slump lately.

  • pposse

    wish he turned back to the orlando bench and waived them ‘bye bye’ that woulda been a gatorade G moment

  • Max

    That was quite an amazing shot.
    Kinda Dirk like.

  • spit hot fiyah

    Demar DeRainbow

  • MUBWAR

    that sh*t touch sky be4 it came down. gr8 way to end the game

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Finally! Raptors haven’t had a buzzer beater win since TJ Ford in 2006. lol

  • roscoe

    Great play design for any aspiring coaches and the shot was pure…

    how many times has DeRozan practiced that?

    brandon roy type stuff.

  • RKJ92

    LOL that made my day :)

  • RKJ92

    Remember Mo Pete with the headband covering his eye’s last minute toss up 3? :P

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Look like DeMar and James Harden rep the same set. Lol

  • Seth

    He wasn’t wearing a headband.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5bqF4VDSx4

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    And it wasn’t a game winning shot. It just tied the game from what I remember. It did push it to overtime where they won.

  • RKJ92

    He was wearing a headband, because I remember after the game in an interview they were asking how he did it without being able to see haha

  • RKJ92

    Ya your right! I just remembered him hitting the shot not being able to see and that’s why everybody went crazy and then remember us winning! good call on the overtime though hah I completely forgot about it :)

  • Lloyd

    onions baby onions!

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