- Buzzer beaters and last-second game-winning shots are some of what makes basketball at any level so exciting.
- This year, viewers were treated to a plethora of thrilling, down-to-the-wire finishes in the NCAA tournament, NBA finals, and beyond.
- We used Google Trends to determine the most talked-about game winners and buzzer beaters of 2018.
Buzzer beaters and last-second game winners can elevate a basketball game, team, or player from good to legendary in a matter of seconds.
Just ask Arike Ogunbowale, the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, and Jimmy Butler.
This year, basketball fans were treated to a plethora of thrilling, down-to-the-wire finishes in the NCAA tournament, NBA finals, and beyond.
We used Google Trends to try to widdle down all of this year’s buzzer beaters and game winners to determine which were the most buzzed-about last-second shots of 2018.
Without further ado, here are the 24 best buzzer beaters and game winners of the calendar year.
Gerald Green — Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns
From not being in the league a few months ago to drilling game winners. S/o Gerald Green 💯 pic.twitter.com/zIsPL33xGx
Just months removed from joining his hometown team on a 10-day contract, NBA journeyman Gerald Green knocked down a buzzer-beating corner three to lift the Rockets over the Suns in late March.
Collin Sexton — Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies
With an NCAA tournament bid on the line, the Crimson Tide’s star freshman point guard Collin Sexton found his way up the court and sank an underhand floater at the buzzer to take down the Aggies and advance in the SEC tournament.
Al Horford — Boston Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers
🚨 AL HORFORD WITH A BUZZER BEATER🚨
At the beginning of February, Al Horford capped a double-double performance against the Trail Blazers with a turnaround fadeaway jumper to beat the buzzer and win the game for the Celtics.
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The 24 best buzzer beaters and game winners of 2018