Is there a more exciting shot in the NBA than the buzzer beater? Every sport has its most awesome moments, like the walk-off home run in baseball, the Hail Mary in football, and the penalty shot in hockey, and basketball's game-winning shots as the clock winds down rank right up there with the best of them.
The 2019-20 season will have its fair share of game-winners, and just two weeks into the season, Jae Crowder had already delivered an amazing buzzer beater to lead the Grizzlies past the Nets in overtime. Even shots that aren't technically buzzer beaters can still provide the same thrills, like Turkish guard Furkan Korkmaz's corner 3 with less than a second remaining, which proved to be the game-winner for the 76ers against the Blazers.
So check out the top buzzer beaters and game winners from the 2019 NBA season, and vote up the moments when players hit the coolest shots with the game on the line. Then check back throughout the season to see what new shots make the list.
Furkan Korkmaz Drains The Corner Three
Final Score: Philadelphia 76ers 129 - Portland Trail Blazers 128
Date: November 2, 2019
With 2.2 seconds left in the game, the Sixers were down two points against the Blazers. A great screen from Al Horford allowed the Turkish guard to get to the corner, receive the pass from Ben Simmons, and sink the three-pointer, leaving 0.4 seconds left on the clock. The home team ended up losing the game, while the Sixers continued their winning streak.2711Was this a great shot?
Ja Morant Lays In The Game Winner
Final score: Memphis Grizzlies 119 - Charlotte Hornets 117
Date: November 13, 2019
With the game tied and less than 10 seconds on the clock, Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant dribbled at the top of the arc. As the clock wound down, he kept the ball for himself and drove into the lane against three Hornets defenders, putting in the game-winning layup with less than a second remaining.187Was this a great shot?
Jayson Tatum Hits The Long Two For The Win
Final Score: Boston Celtics 104 - New York Knicks 102
Date: November 1, 2019
Despite receiving criticism for taking long 2-pointers, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum won the game with a jump shot from the corner, leaving 1.3 seconds left on the clock. The Knicks threw away the ball on the next possession, giving the Celtics their fourth win of the season.2010Was this a great shot?
Nikola Jokic Turns Broken Play Into Game Winner
Final Score: Denver Nuggets 100 - Philadelphia 76ers 97
Date: November 8, 2019
With less than 10 seconds on the clock and the Nuggets trailing by one, Seth Curry passed to Nikola Jokic under the basket. Jokic gave it up to Paul Millsap, who was trapped and had to dribble away from the basket. Meanwhile Jokic moved out toward the arc, where Millsap found him with a pass. Jokic hit the long 2-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to provide the winning margin.178Was this a great shot?