Video: Magic's Tobias Harris hits buzzer beater to beat Hawks
Magic forward Tobias Harris hit a game-winning buzzer-beater to lift Orlando to a 100-99 home victory over Atlanta on Saturday.
With 3.4 seconds remaining and Atlanta leading 99-98, Evan Fournier inbounded from the right sideline, finding Harris near midcourt. Harris attacked hard going left on DeMarre Carroll, working himself down to the free-throw line extended as the clock ticked down to one second. Having created just enough daylight, Harris rose with roughly one second remaining, putting up a leaning mid-range jumper that swished through just as the buzzer sounded. The Magic bench immediately reacted with glee, swallowing up a bouncing Harris into a group hug celebration.
The shot provided came just seconds after Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver drilled a three-pointer on the other end that gave Atlanta its one-point lead. Korver, who hadn't made a three-pointer all night, launched a deep catch-and-shoot three-pointer from the left angle over Fournier to give the Hawks a one-point lead they were unable to maintain.
"Coach [Jacque Vaughn] drew up a great play to get me open," Harris said during a televised post-game interview with Fox Sports Florida. "This is emotional because we fought so hard the whole game."
The last-second shot marks Harris's second game-winner of the year, as he hit a buzzer-beater to top the Sixers back in November. Harris finished with a team-high 20 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win. Fournier added 19 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Jeff Teague scored a game-high 24 points and dished eight assists for Atlanta. Korver added 11 points and four assists. Orlando improved to 10-16. Atlanta dropped to 16-7.