Trevor Ariza Hits Game Winner, Or Does He?

January 18, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) with the ball during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Wizards won 112-108. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Last night’s game between the Detroit Pistons and the Washington Wizards came down to the  wire. The most amusing part of the game was perhaps Trevor Ariza’s three-point attempt to win the game.

With only seconds remaining and Wizards one point down to the Pistons, the ball found itself in Ariza’s hands in the left corner. He rose up to take thre three and he hit nothing but the net – literally. His shot created a visual illusion that truly made it look as though Ariza had won the game, which in fact he had not.

You can watch the shot below, with the highlight being the Wizards announcer’s reaction. after he thinks the team has won the game.


Topics: Detroit Pistons, Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards

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