Kyrie Irving hit a game-winner with just .6 seconds left in 2OT on Saturday. Jeff Green sank a pretty notable one himself with .6 seconds left in regulation to beat the Heat. But there was actually a more incredible buzzer-beater over the weekend, in Spain. With just .4 seconds to go before halftime of an Endesa League game, Real Madrid's Marcus Slaughter readied to inbound the ball from underneath his own basket. Taking a page from Grant Hill's 1992 playbook, Slaughter heaved the ball all the way down the court where teammate Felipe Reyes was able to field it as he was drifting toward the sideline. The fact that they connected on the long-range pass was pretty remarkable, but what ensued was downright amazing. With his back to the basket after catching the ball beyond the three-point line, Reyes tossed the ball over his head with no time left. The no-look shot hit absolutely nothing ... but net. While Reyes' shot may not have been the game-changer that Christian Laettner's famous jumper was off Hill's pass in '92, it was certainly far more improbable considering the time constraints.
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Corey Perry uses his head:
At the rate the puck moves around the ice you don't see a lot of soccer-style headers in the NHL. And rightly so. But Sunday's game between the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks delivered a moment that would make soccer fans proud. After a Francois Beauchemin shot deflected off goaltender Eddie Lack, the puck sailed into the air toward the face of Ducks winger Corey Perry who was closing in on the crease. Perry decided to intentionally head the puck down into the crease and was able to tap it over the line with his stick for the goal.
Saints go marching into record books:
Prior to Sunday the NFL single-game record for first downs by a team was 39. Drew Brees and Co. recorded exactly 40 first downs Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys while breaking their own franchise record with 625 yards of offense. Tony Romo and the Cowboys simply couldn't keep pace with the Saints, who won 49-17.