Hawks memorable moment #5

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#5: Jamal Crawford goes glass

2011 1st Round vs Magic, Game 3

This was, without a doubt, about as ugly of a possession as a team can produce with the game on the line (although Jeff Teague might object to that). However, all that mattered was the way that the possession ended: with one of the most iconic shots in Hawks history.

It was a crucial Game 3 after the Hawks and Magic split the first two games in Orlando. Through 47 minutes, the game had been tightly-contested. With a one-point lead and 15 seconds on the clock, Hawks’ guard Jamal Crawford decided to go one-on-one with Orlando’s Jameer Nelson. Nelson played excellent defense and forced Crawford to launch an incredibly difficult shot from near the logo at the end of the shot clock.

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To the shock of everyone in the building except probably Crawford himself, the shot hit the backboard and dropped through the net, giving Atlanta a four-point lead with just five seconds remaining.

The shot put the game away and gave Atlanta a 2-1 series lead over Orlando. The Hawks would go onto win the series in 6 games, thanks in large part to Jamal Crawford’s late game heroics.

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