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Ian Mahinmi buzzer-beater Game 6 NBA Finals video

Posted on: June 12, 2011 10:37 pm
Edited on: June 12, 2011 10:39 pm
 
Ian Mahinmi of the Dallas Mavericks hits a buzzer-beating three-pointer to close the third quarter of the 2011 NBA Finals. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Dallas Mavericks reserve big man dropped in a huge buzzer-beating 3-pointer to close the third quarter of the 2011 NBA Finals. Mahinmi was near the free throw line when Jason Terry found him with a pass and the clock running down. Mahinmi caught, turned and fired, sinking the basket as time expired.

The Mavericks bench predictably exploded as the bucket pushed Dallas to a 81-72 lead after three quarters.

Mahinmi is the unlikeliest of heroes as he is only playing because the usual second-string center, Brendan Haywood, has been limited by a hip flexor injury suffered in Game 2. Haywood played briefly in game 4 but sat out Game 3 and Game 5. He has not appeared in Game 6.

After the basket, the Mavericks were just 12 minutes from their first title in franchise history. They entered Sunday night leading the Finals series, 3-2.


Comments

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:30 am
 

Ian Mahinmi buzzer-beater Game 6 NBA Finals video

Am I missing something? That wasn't a three pointer...lol



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:13 am
 

Ian Mahinmi buzzer-beater Game 6 NBA Finals video

You know you're going to win the game when some scrub who even I as a Mavs fan has never heard of, comes in and hits a buzzard beater to give the Mavericks ALL the momentum into the second half.  When he hit I knew that they were going to win.  That was an gawd-awful shot he took earlier before that though...one of the worst I've ever seen.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:12 am
 

Ian Mahinmi buzzer-beater Game 6 NBA Finals video

You know you're going to win the game when some scrub who even I as a Mavs fan has never heard of, comes in and hits a buzzard beater to give the Mavericks ALL the momentum into the second half.  When he hit I knew that they were going to win.  That was an gawd-awful shot he took earlier before that though...one of the worst I've ever seen.



Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Ian Mahinmi buzzer-beater Game 6 NBA Finals video

Shortest 3 pointer ever!


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