James Johnson Scores Five Points in Seven Seconds As Heat Beat Hornets

by January 20, 2018

James Johnson scored five points in seven seconds late in Miami’s game against Charlotte on Saturday, helping the Heat to a wild comeback win, 106-105.

Charlotte led Miami 105-100 as time wound down. The Heat had the ball with under 40 seconds left, and Johnson cut to the basket for an emphatic dunk to make it 105-102. Now with 32 seconds left, Miami’s best shot would be to force a turnover in the backcourt.

The Heat got that, seemingly immediately, when Josh Richardson ripped the ball away from Nicolas Batum and found Johnson for a three.

Watch the whole thing unfold here:

After a Kemba Walker miss on the other end, Kelly Olynyk ran raced down the court with a chance to win it. Though he lost the ball with under a second left, a foul was called on Dwight Howard. Olynyk made one out of two free throws to win the game.