Kyrie Irving’s Incredible Buzzer Beater Gives Mavs 107-105 Win Over the Nuggets

Kyrie Irving at the
Kyrie Irving at the "Uncle Drew" premiere in 2018. Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/Shutterstock (10745069bn)

The Dallas Mavericks got a huge 107-105 win over the reigning NBA champs Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. The Mavs’ point guard Kyrie Irving was the star of the show, sinking an incredible buzzer-beater to end the game.

Most fans at the American Airlines Center already expected overtime when the Mavericks received the ball with 2.8 seconds left on the clock and the score tied at 105-105. Center Max Kleber delivered an inbound pass to Irving, who dribbled to the top of the key and then made a hook shot over the outstretched arm of Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic. The ball went in as the clock reached zero, causing an eruption in the arena.

Irving’s game-winning shot drew praise from around the league, while his teammate Luka Doncic described it as “unbelievable.”

“It’s unbelievable, man. I don’t think people realize how tough of a shot that is — with the off-hand, like even to have a chance… I don’t think people realize how tough that shot is,” said Doncic after the game.

Making the game-winning shot was a cherry on top of Irving’s great game against the Nuggets. He finished with 24 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. The eight-time All-Star is averaging 25.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists this season.

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