May 8, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Shaun Livingston (14) dribbles the ball as Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) defends during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Shaun Livingston sinks end-of-quarter buzzer-beater (Video)


Against the Miami Heat, crazy shots and end-quarter buzzer beaters are beginning to become the norm.

And at the end of the first quarter in Game 3 of Nets-Heat, Shaun Livingston decides to join that group as he sinks a fading buzzer-beater .

Shaun Livingston has never been a great shooter in his NBA career, let alone a good three-point shooter, shooting at a 20 percent clip for his career, but this shot felt good the moment it left his hands. While it may sound crazy to hear, NBA players often practice shots such as these in preparation for the end of quarters. That sounds like a bad way to waste time, but you never know when you need to hit a leaning three-point shot from 30-plus feet.

Here is are two interesting tidbits. According to a few writers, this is 1) the second three-pointer Shaun has made all season, 2) the first three-point shot Shaun has made all postseason and 3) this is the longest shot of his career. 

Not bad.


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