WATCH: Chicago Bulls Stun the Washington Wizards With a Wild Buzzer Beater From DeMar DeRozan to Seal the Win

Published 01/01/2022, 10:11 PM EST
Jan 1, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) hits a game winning three point shot over Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the second half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


The Chicago Bulls have stunned the Washington Wizards and the main credit for that goes to DeMar DeRozan. He sealed the victory with yet another buzzer-beater for the Chicago Bulls. DeMar has channelized his inner Michael Jordan this season for the team. He has given the city of Chicago some fresh hope for NBA championship contention for the first time since Derrick Rose left the Bulls.

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After a wild buzzer-beater on one leg to seal the last game, DeRozan sealed yet another game for the Bull with a clutch bucket. This is the wild sequence of events that transpired in the last minute of the Bulls game.

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DeMar DeRozan stuns the Washington Wizards with a buzzer-beater win

The Bulls were down two points with a little over 3 seconds left on the clock. They only needed a two to tie the game, which would’ve been the safer option. However, the team trusted DeRozan’s ability to get the win for them. Despite it being the riskier option, they went for it and have absolutely no regret about it now.

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While on the box score Zach LaVine and Bradley Beal ran the show for both the teams, DeRozan stole the spotlight. Even though he had 28 points against his name in the game, his most crucial points came in the last second with the game on the line. That too with Bradley Beal and Corey Kispert doubling up on him in the corner. Indeed it takes some incredible confidence to shoot even when you’re double-teamed.

Jan 1, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) talks with Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

What does this mean for the Chicago Bulls?

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LaVine and DeRozan combined for 63 points in this game which went down to the wire. Chicago Bulls truly played like a championship contender as even Nikola Vucevic and Coby White contributed 20+ points to this victory. DeRozan did not shoot a three the entire game but still had the nerves to knock down the last shot from beyond the arc. It shows how much the team trusts him to make the right decision.

Jan 1, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) is congratulated by guard Coby White (0) after hitting a game-winning three-point basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago fans and NBA fans should be excited to see the prime of this incredible superstar. If the Chicago Bulls maintain this consistency, who is to stop them from winning it all? Do you think Chicago Bulls can win the NBA championship this season? Let us know what you think about it in the comments.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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