NBA: Longest winning shot in history, in the hands of Devonte Graham: This is how the game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder was decided
The first expression is an expression of astonishment and then one term may appear: “impressive.” The NBA is the league in which almost all of these things become commonplace. And what happened in the house of thunder will remain in the memory. Devont Graham Record longest winning field in NBA history, according to data from The Basketball Reference. The New Orleans guard turned 19 meters off the bell to give his team a 113-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The closure between the Pelicans and the Thunders has already been presented as a true frenzy. Everything looked settled and the match headed to extension with Shay Gilgus Alexander’s mandatory hat-trick equaling 110. However, with 1.4 seconds remaining, there was still another real bombshell. “Josh Hart passed it to me and I let it fly.” This was Graham’s expression of a play that is already NBA history.
The stunning shot marks New Orleans’ ninth win of the season and fifth on the road and set an unofficial NBA record with a three-pointer shot more than 19 meters from the basket according to Second Spectrum. According to the Basketball Reference, there are records for other long shots, but none from that distance. In 1986, Julius Irving scored a hat-trick from 16 meters from the edge for the Philadelphia 76ers to beat the Dallas Mavericks 123-120.
In addition, there are two other 15-meter throw marks: from Belus Smawley in 1948 and another from Tyreke Evans in 2010. “When I was in Kansas, I was practicing midfield shooting, in games, and training. For me it was A game, I didn’t think I’d be in a situation like this. It ended up paying off,” Graham said.
Oklahoma’s Kenrich Williams tried to put pressure on Graham with that last shot, but he said, “I didn’t want to make a mistake, do a dumb job. I just tried to show my hand. I knew he was going to try to shoot. And he went in, so you have to raise your hat.” mechanism “.
The Bank of Oklahoma’s reaction to seeing the success of the Pelican Player shows what this launch represented. No one on the field was left unsurprised by the sheer madness of Graham.