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Avery Bradley hits a shot from behind the backboard to beat shot clock (VIDEO)

Amir Johnson, Avery Bradley

Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson reaches over as he blocks Boston Celtics point guard Avery Bradley, left, on a drive to the basket during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


We’ve seen shots launched over the backboard from behind it made before, but none of them were quite like this.

Midway through the first quarter following an airball from Jared Sullinger, Avery Bradley chased down the rebound as the ball was seemingly headed out of bounds. Not only did he corral it, but he had the presence of mind to quickly launch a high-arcing shot over the backboard while still in the air, and the shot splashed home as the shot clock expired.