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Jimmy Butler hits contested deep buzzer-beating 3-pointer (video)

Robin Lopez, Isaiah Thomas, Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) fouls Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, center, who was covering forward Jimmy Butler (21) during the first quarter in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Shooting buzzer-beaters is especially difficult because the defender knows your deadline to release the shot. The threat of a pump fake, drive to another location or pass disappears as the seconds tick down.

On the other hand, Jimmy Butler is very good.