Isaiah Thomas loses ball, Suns’ Tyler Ulis beats Celtics at the buzzer (VIDEO)
The Phoenix Suns came up big in the final 5 seconds on Sunday night. Twice.
The first big shot came with less than five seconds left as Eric Bledsoe put the Suns level with the Boston Celtics, 106-106, after a drive down the left side of the lane.
Boston then inbounded the ball, and with Marquese Chriss defending Isaiah Thomas, it was the Celtics’ star point guard who lost the handle off Chriss’ foot.
The ball bounced right to Phoenix’s Tyler Ulis, who hoisted a 3-pointer as time expired. It went in, and the fans in Arizona went nuts:
For those asking the question, since Chriss did not intentionally hit the ball with his foot it could not be deemed a kicked ball by NBA rules.
NBA officials reviewed the play and determined Ulis’ shot came before the buzzer, giving the Suns the win over Boston, 109-106.