Lakers' Austin Reaves ignites NBA Twitter with half-court buzzer-beater
Reaves ignites NBA Twitter with half-court buzzer-beater originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Austin Reaves set NBA Twitter on fire in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Warriors on Friday at Crypto.com Arena.
With time running out in the second quarter, Klay Thompson shot an airball, which Donte DiVincenzo promptly rebounded. Reading the play, Anthony Davis blocked DiVincenzo's put-back attempt to Reaves, who ran up the sideline and threw up a shot from 54 feet out, just beyond half-court.
The ball sailed through the air and hit nothing but net as clock expired, giving the Los Angeles Lakers a 10-point lead heading into halftime.
It was an unfortunate play for the Warriors, but NBA Twitter was just a little excited to see Reaves' shot fall.
Austin Reaves. Wow.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) May 13, 2023
AD BLOCK THEN AUSTIN REAVES BUZZER BEATER NAH DOG THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL
— Ahmed/The Ears/IG: BigBizTheGod ð¸ð´ (@big_business_) May 13, 2023
AUSTIN REAVES FROM HALF COURT
He is HIM
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) May 13, 2023
Austin Reaves after every bucket pic.twitter.com/mF9MlJHDwy
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 13, 2023
good grief what a sequencehttps://t.co/pU9Em4dJRC pic.twitter.com/RVyazoHEsv
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) May 13, 2023
Dodger Stadium reacting to the Austin Reaves buzzer-beater and Lakers being up on the Warriors at halftime. pic.twitter.com/Zu1KiREe0b
— Matthew Moreno (@Matthew__Moreno) May 13, 2023
AUSTIN REAVES CAN NOT BE STOPPED
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) May 13, 2023
We need to start a conversation pic.twitter.com/SlV0ZGczPh
— Austin Reaves burner (@HoodiReaves) May 13, 2023
GIVE AUSTIN REAVES A MAX CONTRACT pic.twitter.com/mcNwymPUvf
— Laker Facts (@LakerFacts) May 13, 2023
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Reaves had nine points, three rebounds and three assists after the first half.
If the Warriors want to make their playoff run last longer, they have to try and stifle the Lakers' momentum somehow.
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