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Nuggets’ Monte Morris sinks buzzer-beating game-winning 3-pointer vs. Warriors

Monte Morris after game-winner in Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 16: The Denver Nuggets celebrate Monte Morris #11 of the Denver Nuggets scoring the game winning basket during the game against the Golden State Warriors on February 16, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Monte Morris – a Flint, Mich., native – said “everybody back home looks at you as the hero” for merely making the NBA.

Tonight, Morris is a hero in Denver, too.

The Nuggets guard buried a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to cap Denver’s 117-116 road win over the Warriors on Wednesday.

NBC Sports Bay Area:

The Nuggets trailed by 10 with seven minutes left. Denver’s non-Nikola Jokic starters were shooting just 1-for-11 on 3-pointers when he passed to Morris beyond the arc with time running out and the Nuggets down two.

But Jokic (35 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists) made the right play, and Morris ensured it pay off.