Sick Shot: Luol Deng’s Game-Winning Buzzer Beater Lifts Bulls Over Raptors
After giving the Eastern Conference frontrunners (notice I didn’t say best…obvs) a run for their money the Raptors had to be feeling better than a smoker on the 1st and 15th, Bulls guard Luol Deng ruined turn the Raptors’ frown upside down with this buzzer beating tip in OT to get the win.
With time running out for the Bulls and the Raptors holding a one-point lead, C.J Watson got locked up by James Johnson which forced him to take an off-balance shot that fell a few feet short right into the hands of Deng, who managed to get the tip off just before the clock hit zero.
After an official review, replays showed that Deng did indeed release the ball before the red light illuminated the backboard. The loss proved costly as the Raptors are now 8 games back for the final spot in the East.