Randy Foye drains three from way out for buzzer-beating win (video)
Randy Foye had a decent shooting night on Monday, (4-11, 2-7 from thee-point range) for 14 points in a marathon-like 40 minutes of action, but the three he drained from way, way downtown as time was set to expire proved to be the biggest shot of the night as it erased a two-point Los Angeles Clippers lead and meant the Denver Nuggets could walk off the court with a thrilling 116-115 win.
It was the first game-winning shot of Foye’s eight-year NBA career. And it came from about 30 feet out. Impressive.
Equally impressed were Foye’s teammates, who swarmed the guard after the shot went in and the Pepsi Center crowd erupted.
“Man, it’s just pandemonium,” said Foye, according to an NBA.com report. “It’s just, `Whew.’ Chills went through my body. Teammates jumped on me. I think somebody hurt my leg but I didn’t feel it. I didn’t feel anything. I went numb. It’s just an unbelievable feeling.”
Blake Griffin, who attempted to contest Foye’s prayer, simply gave his opponent credit for sinking a clutch shot.
“I thought we played it well,” Griffin said. “I switched out. I contested. I didn’t want to get too close. Obviously, I didn’t want to foul a guy shooting a 30-footer. It’s on me. I’ve got to be better in that situation I guess.”
The huge win brought the Nuggets back to .500 (23-23).