DeRozan At the Buzzer? YES

At the end of the day, it was a matchup between the Eastern Conference’s 11th and 12th placed teams, and the Raptors blew another double-digit fourth quarter lead in the process, but hey, a W is a W, and if not for DeMar DeRozan at the buzzer, the Raptors don’t get this W tonight.

Here’s the Orlando version of the call and here’s the play in GIF form:

Considering how many times this has happened to the Raptors over the years and considering how many heartbreakers they’ve lost this season, I was impressed by how composed DeRozan kept himself after hitting the dagger. On the other hand, his teammates weren’t able to contain themselves, and neither was his coach.

DeMar’s been struggling lately and has been criticized in a lot of my recent postgame thoughts blogs, but other than his missed box out on E’Twaun Moore’s game-tying offensive rebound and shot, he brought it down the stretch in Orlando, scoring 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter.

He also did this…

Comments (8)

  1. How sweet it is to get this win in that kind of way.

  2. That Derozan boss face is too boss

  3. With Derozan highlighted in my fantasy pool, my mouse cursor hovered over the ‘drop’ button waiting for the axe (my finger) to fall. But alas, Demar lives to ball another day and the fantasy continues…

  4. This shot looks a lot like the one HWSNBN took and missed in that infamous playoff game many years ago. Similar play call, rotation, release and fadeaway……

  5. There’s so much going on in this video. DeRosen’s impossible game winner, his badass “i dont even care” face, an absolutely ecstatic amir johnson, Ross running to nowhere, and anderson taking the ball and throwing it at the ground. A+ video.

    Oh yeah. And Calderon with the assist

  6. Sick shot by demar! Drops the mean mug on Orlando, but at the end of the clip you have Aaron Gray skipping like a little girl…. For real?

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