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DeMar DeRozan Becomes The First Player Ever To Hit Game Winning Buzzer Beaters On Back-To-Back Days

DeMar DeRozan Becomes The First Player Ever To Hit Game Winning Buzzer Beaters On Back-To-Back Days

DeMar DeRozan has been enjoying an amazing resurgence in his career with the Chicago Bulls after a few quiet years with the San Antonio Spurs. He leads the Bulls in scoring, averaging 26.8 points a game and has now fired them to the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference. 

DeRozan was the main man for the Bulls once again as he scored 28 points and 9 rebounds while playing off of Zach Lavine in a close win over the Washington Wizards. He saved the best for last too, hitting an incredible corner three with barely a second left on the clock to win the game for Chicago. DeRozan received the ball with 2 seconds left, made a move and shot it with a hand right in his face. 

This shot came right after he had done something similar against Indiana just the night before. With the Bulls down 1 after he had pulled them back into the game, DeRozan brought the ball up the floor, surveyed the situation, and let go of an incredible one-legged three that dropped right into the bucket.

After hitting on both of these shots, DeRozan became the first player in NBA history to hit walk-off buzzer-beaters on in consecutive games on back-to-back nights. The level of skill and confidence required to pull off this feat is extremely high and DeRozan is clearly at the peak of his powers right now. He reacted after the game, sharing a bit of his own disbelief at what he had achieved in just two days. 

“It’s amazing, especially doing it on the road. I don’t know if I’m dreaming or if it’s real right now."

“You work your butt off and you understand that if you’re in those positions, try to capitalize on them the best way you can because you’re going to have games where you miss some.”

DeRozan will play next on Monday as the Bulls take on the Orlando Magic in a bid to cement their position as the No. 1 seed. It would be cool to see if he can make it 3 buzzer-beaters in a row to win games but Chicago will be hoping they don't let the game get that tight in the first place.