Video: Luguentz Dort sinks Spurs with buzzer-beating 3-pointer
Luguentz Dort just called game and sunk the San Antonio Spurs with a game-winning three-pointer on Wednesday. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s young star nailed a corner trey as the final buzzer sounded to make sure their game didn’t go to overtime and get the 102-99 victory.
LU DORT. GAME. pic.twitter.com/o7ERcdtzY1
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 25, 2021
Dort finished the night with 16 points and shot 4-of-7 from three-point territory. Nothing was bigger though than his last-second bomb to send the visiting Spurs packing.
Aside from Dort, Shai-Gilgeous-Alexander also had a big evening for the Thunder. The 22-year-old dropped a career-high 42 points and added eight rebounds to help them win their 13th game this season. Although it was SGA who was cooking all game, it was Dort who ended up with the biggest play as he caught a pass from Al Horford in the dying seconds before knocking down the game-winner. Game, set, Dort.
After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, the burly swingman from Canada had to work his way to the NBA and made the most of his two-way contract with the Thunder. He eventually broke out in last year’s NBA Playoffs with an impressive stint in their first round match-up against the Houston Rockets.
This year, the sophomore is enjoying a bigger role under new coach Mark Daigneault. Luguentz Dort has started all of his 30 games so far and has been filling up the numbers with his contributions. He’s also been the Thunder’s toughest defensive weapon. It sure helps though that the 21-year-old is starting to knock down huge shots.