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Ty Lawson drains game winning pull-up jumper to beat Bucks (VIDEO)

Ty Lawson

Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson reacts after his three-point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, April 15, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)


In the playoffs, there will be situations late in games (or sometimes just late in the shot clock on a regular possession) where you just need a guy to create a shot and make it happen for you.

That is why the Nuggets need a healthy Ty Lawson to be dangerous in the playoffs.

Lawson showed off that skill in a nice play design to beat the Bucks — Lawson inbounded the ball then got it right back and aggressively drove right with Monta Ellis tracking him the whole way. But Lawson pulled up 10 feet from the rim and Ellis kept going, giving Lawson space to set his feet and knock down the little pull-up jumper to get the win.

J.J. Redick got a clean look at a three to win it for the Bucks off a broken play, but the shot hit the back of the rim and clanged off. Nuggets win and with it secure home court in the first round of the playoffs. They will need one more win to lock up the three seed.