Three playoff games. Three buzzer-beaters.
Above, ageless wonder Paul Pierce began the flurry Saturday with 3-pointer — off glass — to give the Wizards the win over the Hawks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
And then the Inglewood native had the audacity on live TV to declare “I CALLED GAME!”
Later that night, Derrick Rose won the game with a glass-3 at the buzzer as the Bulls took a 2-1 lead against the Cavaliers in the other East semifinal.
Not to be outdone, LeBron James answered Rose’s winner with his own — from the baseline — as Cleveland won Sunday’s game to even the series.
LeBron James now has same the number of career game-winning buzzer-beaters in the NBA playoffs as Michael Jordan (3). pic.twitter.com/QfoD5nKFps
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 11, 2015
— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) May 11, 2015
So yeah, the second round has more than made up for the clunker of a first round.
Here are some of the other greatest NBA playoff buzzer-beaters and iconic moments
25 Great Playoff Moments