Thursday, December 9, 2010
Fisher, Bogut both beat buzzer Wednesday
By ESPN Stats & Info
Derek Fisher hit a game-winning layup to beat the Clippers on the same night that Andrew Bogut tipped-in the game-winner for the Bucks to beat the Pacers. That's the first time that two game-winning buzzer-beaters were hit on the same day since January 19, 2009 when Chris Paul and Dirk Nowitzki both beat the buzzer.
At 36 years and 121 days old, Fisher is the oldest player to hit a game-winning buzzer-beater since Glen Rice did it for the Clippers in 2003.
Beating the buzzer is nothing new for Fisher. Since 2002-03, including the postseason, Fisher has hit three buzzer-beaters in games in which his team was trailing. The only player who has hit more in that span is Fisher's teammate Kobe Bryant who has hit six.
Elsewhere around the NBA:
• Amar'e Stoudemire continued his strong play with 34 points and 14 rebounds in a win over the Raptors. Stoudemire has now scored 30 or more in six straight games. That is the second longest streak in Knicks history behind the seven-game streak set by Willie Naulls in the 1961-62 season.
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Stoudemire is the first player with 30 points in six straight games, all wins, since LeBron James (seven straight in 2005-06).
• The Knicks have now won six straight for the first time since January 2-13, 2006. Speaking of six straight, the Heat have also won six in a row - all by double-digits.
• After a slow start to the season, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have found their rhythm on the court together. Over the last six games, the Heat have outscored their opponents by 22.3 points per game when all three are on the floor. During the first 17 games of the season, the Heat outscored the opposition by just 8.2 points per game when all three were on the court together as Miami went 9-8.
• The Timberwolves lost 111-103 to the Thunder, but Kevin Love had another big game with 22 points and 21 rebounds. It is the fifth time this season that Love has gone 20-20. The rest of the NBA has combined for five such games.