An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Lakers buzzer beaters highlight top 10
A pair of clutch Lakers shots by two not-so-similar players led the way for the NBA's top 10 plays from Wednesday night.
Second in the countdown was Josh McRoberts. In what was probably his first appearance on the list this year, McRoberts hit one of the most absurd circus shots of the season. At the close of the first quarter, the 6-10 power forward awkwardly took the ball up court, dribbled it behind his back a few times, momentarily lost control of the handle, then heaved a turnaround, fadeaway jumper from just inside the three-point line as the horn sounded. Naturally, it dropped, giving the Lakers a 30-23 lead on the Nets at the end of the first.
Leading the way was Kobe Bryant. With less than 10 seconds to go in the game and Los Angeles clinging to an 88-87 lead, Bryant put up a deep three that went iron-backboard-front iron-back iron-in. (Note: We might have missed a few "irons" in there).
The best part of Kobe's trey is his ridiculous confidence. Even with the ball rattling around on the rim for several seconds, Bryant just poses way outside the three-point arc waiting for -- and seemingly knowing that -- the ball to eventually fall.
L.A. beat the Nets, 91-87.
Here's the rest of the top 10, with several plays from the Heat-Sixers game.
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