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James Harden beats buzzer with winning lay-up (GIF)

Clinging to a one point lead over the Houston Rockets in the final seconds, the Washington Wizards just couldn’t quite get things right on defense.

With their first attempt to prevent superstar James Harden from beating them with a final shot they were overzealous, mauling, hugging, and dragging him to the floor. After a free throw brought Houston within a single point with four seconds left, they had to run one more play.

With their second attempt to prevent Harden from beating them with a final shot, the Wizards met him with absolutely no resistance.

Harden caught the inbounds pass clean, and then failed to get a body in front of him, leaving an open path to the rim.


With that, the Rockers snared the win from the Wizards 113-112. Washington lost despite 10 three-pointers (10!) from Trevor Ariza and some great plays down the stretch from John Wall.

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