“SH*T, I Wouldn’t Leave Shaq Open at the 3pt Line”: NBA Twitter Erupts as Mavericks Stunned With a Buzzer Beater Loss Against the Kings

Published 12/30/2021, 7:00 AM EST
October 14, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) shoots the basketball against Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes (22) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA is filled with surprising twists and turns. Chimezie Metu displayed an impressive performance in the match between Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings. Despite being down by two points near the final minutes of the match, Metu made a three-pointer to give the Kings a 95-94 victory.

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Due to De’Aaron Fox’s wonderful play, Metu was able to make a three-pointer while benefiting from Fox’s defense.

The team was so excited to have won with such a close margin that they celebrated on the court. After the three-pointer, the game could not have possibly gone any other way. Throughout this epic moment, fans tweeted and shared their reactions on social media.

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NBA star Chimezie Metu showed why he is one of the best players in the league

At the time of the win, the team and the crowd showed tremendous support. Fans flooded Metu’s Twitter feed with love as NBA TV shared the clip where Metu made the three-pointer during the match. 

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In the aftermath of the Kings’ victory, Metu went to the practice game to take extra work for upcoming matches, and he shared what he felt: That was probably the best part, all the guys in your ear and everything. Block all that out and let muscle memory take over.”

He continued, “It was a great moment. Since I’ve been in the league, for sure one of the best moments I’ve had. For us to grind that one out, it felt good.”

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November 30, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) shoots the basketball against Sacramento Kings forward Chimezie Metu (7) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The team showed wonderful coordination during the game. Fox contributed 16 points along with three assists which were pivotal in this victory. Davion Mitchell and Harrison Barnes scored 14 points apiece, while Tyrese Haliburton had a significant contribution as well.

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Do not forget to share your thoughts on this fantastic play against the Dallas Mavericks and what you thought of Metu’s performance.

 

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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