Clippers’ Landy Shamet nails game-tying 3-pointer vs. Celtics to send game into double OT
The game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics is the final NBA game before the much-anticipated All-Star Weekend. So needless to say, there were a lot of eyes on the game. Landry Shamet just caught the attention of the entire league when he turned an already epic game into a double-overtime thriller with a beautiful three-point shot.
The Celtics are one of the best teams in the NBA. So the shot was a hard-fought make that was specially crafted by Doc Rivers for the occasion.
Kawhi Leonard gave Shamet a beautiful screen that freed him up for the three-point attempt during the dying embers of the first OT period. With Paul George not connecting throughout the game, Rivers needed someone else to take the shot while the C’s were distracted by Leonard. Fortunately, Shamet was more than up to the task as he made the shot.
Per the NBA video, the shot was taken from quite a distance that it was a brilliant display of Shamet’s shooting stroke.
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Shamet finished with 19 points and two rebounds to complement Leonard’s 28-point, 11-rebound performance. However, they weren’t able to stop the Celtics from running away with the W during the second OT period.
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