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December 9, 2009
Mike Conley drove past Shaquille O'Neal for a layup with three seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 111-109 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. LeBron James, who had 43 points and 13 rebounds, took the last shot, but his 30-footer over Rudy Gay hit the front of the rim, ending the Cavaliers' four-game winning streak. James also had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but his desperation jumper was short. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 32 points and O.J. Mayo scored 28. -- associated press
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February 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
There's a "Hoosiers"-like story unfolding at Sherman Oaks Buckley, which is 30-0 and keeps finding ways to win. The kindergarten-through-12th-grade school is generating so much excitement in basketball that 8-year-old Buckley students are showing up to cheer well past their bedtime and charging onto the court to celebrate. That was the case on Tuesday night, when Chase Holliday scored on a layup with three seconds left to give the Griffins a 61-59 victory over Harvard-Westlake in a Southern Section Division 4AA quarterfinal game.
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March 8, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Every young basketball players dreams about it. It's the fourth quarter, there's two seconds left in a tied game and the ball is passed to you. Nothing but net. Well, this is the other scenario. You know, the one you had nightmares about. You're wide open. You shoot a layup. Airball. That's what happened to Washington Wizards guard Nick Young while playing against the Lakers on Wednesday evening. Instead of giving his team an easy two points, he launched the ball over the backboard.
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December 19, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
J.T. Terrell was eligible to play for USC, according to Coach Andy Enfield, but he didn't play. Byron Wesley is the Trojans' leading scorer and has been eligible all year, but he didn't start. Maybe that's the reason the Trojans started off so slowly Thursday night. A double-digit halftime deficit couldn't be overcome and Long Beach State (2-9) beat the Trojans, 72-71, at Long Beach's Walter Pyramid. Wesley, a 6-foot-5 junior, has been the constant on this up-and-down USC team (7-4)
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January 29, 2010
at Orlando 96, Boston 94: Rashard Lewis made the go-ahead layup with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Magic overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Celtics. Lewis took the ball after a broken play and sprinted down the baseline past Kevin Garnett for an uncontested layup. Rasheed Wallace missed a three-point shot at the buzzer, giving the Magic its second victory in three games against the Celtics this season. Lewis led the Magic with 23 points, and Dwight Howard overcame early foul trouble to finish with 19 points and 10 rebounds, including 11 points in the fourth quarter.
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March 11, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Alex Permann had a moment few of us ever have. For a brief time, he thought he had won $50,000. Then it was all taken away from him because he didn't pay attention to the rules. Permann was attending Sunday's Missouri Valley Conference title game between Creighton and Wichita State when he was chosen to take part in the halftime contest. All he had to do was make a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer and a half-court shot in 24 seconds and he would win $50,000. Permann made the layup, he sank the free throw.
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January 20, 2010
at Cleveland 108, Toronto 100: LeBron James had 28 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Cavaliers held off the Raptors to improve to 15-3 at Quicken Loans Arena, where they'll play 10 of their next 12 games. Cleveland's Shaquille O'Neal scored 16 points and became the fifth player in NBA history to surpass 28,000 in his career. at Miami 113, Indiana 83: Dwyane Wade scored 18 of his 32 points in the first quarter for the Heat, which raced to a 23-point first-half lead and rolled over the Pacers.
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December 18, 2009
Lakers 107, Milwaukee 106 (OT) Dec. 16, 2009 Bryant takes the ball in the backcourt, backs down smaller Charlie Bell, and drills a 15-foot turnaround as time expires. He finishes with 39 points. Lakers 108, Miami 107 Dec. 4, 2009 (above) Bryant makes an off-balance, 27-foot, three-point bank shot over Dwyane Wade while moving to his left. It's a playground-style shot at the buzzer. "I didn't think I was going to make that shot," Bryant said.
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March 11, 2010 | From Times staff reports
Facing the possibility of a second defeat against Etiwanda in less than two weeks, Long Beach Poly turned to its biggest player. And Ryan Anderson, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, came up huge. Anderson took a pass from guard Alexis Moore for the go-ahead layup with six seconds remaining during a 67-64 victory over the host Eagles on Thursday night in a Southern California Division I regional quarterfinal. "Revenge always feels good," said Anderson, whose basket gave the Jackrabbits a 65-64 lead.
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June 10, 2010 | Bill Plaschke
From Boston Geez, they've done it now. A dozen minutes from taking a historically insurmountable lead in the NBA Finals on Thursday, the Lakers lost their legs, misplaced their brains, abandoned their guts, and gave the aging, inferior Boston Celtics the one thing they should not have given them. The Lakers gave them hope. Goodness, they've messed up now. Paul Pierce is bobbing his head and yakking again. Glen Davis is shaking his butt and clowning again.
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November 15, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Byron Wesley had a career-high 31 points. He had nine rebounds. He seemed to be everywhere doing everything for USC, but it was a clever pass from point guard Pe'Shon Howard to center Omar Oraby that was the winner. Oraby scored a layup off that pass with 54 seconds left that gave USC a lead finally and the Trojans (2-1) hung on and beat Northern Arizona, 67-63, Friday night at the Galen Center. There was no real explanation for this USC basketball win though. The Trojans were two of 12 from three-point range.
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March 11, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Alex Permann had a moment few of us ever have. For a brief time, he thought he had won $50,000. Then it was all taken away from him because he didn't pay attention to the rules. Permann was attending Sunday's Missouri Valley Conference title game between Creighton and Wichita State when he was chosen to take part in the halftime contest. All he had to do was make a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer and a half-court shot in 24 seconds and he would win $50,000. Permann made the layup, he sank the free throw.
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March 1, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
With the CIF championship riding on every dribble, Ashleigh Sparks knew precisely what to do in the closing moments of Friday night's Southern Section Division 1A final. The 5-5 senior guard caught the inbounds pass, broke to the sideline, drove the length of the court and made a layup as time expired to lift Moreno Valley Canyon Springs to a 48-46 victory over La Puente Bishop Amat at the Anaheim Convention Center. Cheyenne Greenhouse had 24 points and eight rebounds and sank a free throw to give the second-seeded Cougars (20-9)
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January 20, 2013 | By Gary Klein
About an hour before tipoff against Oregon State on Saturday, Bob Cantu stood outside USC's locker room at the Galen Center attempting to recall the keypad sequence to gain entry. Cantu eventually got inside — and then the Trojans' interim coach came up with the right combination for his first victory. It wasn't exactly how Cantu drew it up — the Trojans blowing a 15-point lead in the second half — but USC executed when it counted and won, 69-68. "It feels great," Cantu, a USC assistant for 12 seasons, said of earning his first victory.
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January 18, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
The atmosphere was electric Friday night at Fairfax High. There was a packed gym for a high school basketball game matching City Section powers Westchester and Fairfax. Fans got their money's worth. There were dunks by Chaunce Hill of Fairfax. There were blocked shots by Nick Reese of Westchester. There was fabulous point guard play by Jonathan Brown of Fairfax. There were three-point bombs by Myles Stewart of Westchester. And most importantly, there was a game that produced drama at the end. After Lindsey Drew of Fairfax had given his team a one-point lead with an offensive rebound basket with 20 seconds left, Nick Hamilton of Westchester scored on a layup with eight seconds left, enabling the Comets to pull out a 65-64 victory.
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December 8, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
HOUSTON - The game was nationally televised on ESPN, but it was more suited for Comedy Central. UCLA and Texas tried to play basketball Saturday, but both failed to produce much more than a 40-minute blooper reel. Neither squad fought to win so much as both tried to lose - and on that end, Texas tried a bit harder, falling, 65-63, to UCLA in front of a puny crowd of 2,797 at Reliant Stadium. "They didn't beat us," said Texas Coach Rick Barnes, whose team dropped to 5-4. "We gave this one away.
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February 18, 1995
Ronald Patterson hit a 50-foot shot at the buzzer to give Grant High a 58-55 victory over Locke in a City 4-A first-round playoff game Friday night at Grant. Grant (17-7) also hit a three-pointer at the end of the third quarter when Donald Patterson threw in a desperation shot as time expired. Locke missed two shots in the closing seconds. Taj Rollins grabbed the rebound of the second miss and threw an outlet pass to Ronald Patterson, who hit his game-winning shot from midcourt.
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January 23, 1993
Jason Dienhart made a layup at the buzzer in overtime to give Bolsa Grande a 52-50 victory over La Quinta in a Garden Grove League basketball game Friday at La Quinta. James Britton had 19 points for Bolsa Grande (6-10, 1-6 in league). Calvin Mackey led La Quinta (5-11, 3-4) with 12 points.
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April 11, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
OKLAHOMA CITY — The media had formed a semi-circle around an exhausted-looking Chris Paul sitting inside the Clippers' locker room, the group waiting for the All-Star guard to explain how he was able to be the ultimate closer again. Paul, with a towel wrapped around his waist, looked up at the gathering and uttered, "Whew! I'm tired. " He had just scored nine of the last 11 Clippers points, 31 all total, having carried his team to a 100-98 victory over the host Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
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March 8, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Every young basketball players dreams about it. It's the fourth quarter, there's two seconds left in a tied game and the ball is passed to you. Nothing but net. Well, this is the other scenario. You know, the one you had nightmares about. You're wide open. You shoot a layup. Airball. That's what happened to Washington Wizards guard Nick Young while playing against the Lakers on Wednesday evening. Instead of giving his team an easy two points, he launched the ball over the backboard.
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