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Wesley Matthews tips in rebound with 1.8 seconds left to earn Indiana Pacers win over Oklahoma City Thunder | NBA News

Wesley Matthews tipped in an offensive rebound with 1.8 seconds remaining to earn the Indiana Pacers a dramatic 180-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Matthews raced along the baseline to claim the rebound after team-mate Bojan Bogdanovic’s wayward mid-range jump shot deflected off the back of the Thunder’s rim.

Matthews rose higher than Russell Westbrook, claimed possession and, in one motion, laid the ball home via the backboard.

That basket capped a 19-point comeback for the Pacers, who outscored Oklahoma City 27-18 in the fourth quarter.

Westbrook had a chance to win the game for the Thunder in the last second, but his three-pointer from the top of the key hit the front of the rim and bounced away.

Thursday night’s scores

  • Los Angeles Lakers 98-111 Toronto Raptors
  • Dallas Mavericks 99-100 Denver Nuggets
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 106-108 Indiana Pacers
  • Sacramento Kings 120-126 Boston Celtics
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 100-120 Utah Jazz
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 91-120 Orlando Magic

Victory lifts the Pacers (44-25) to third in the Eastern Conference.



Donovan Mitchell soars to score at the rim against Minnesota





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Check out the Top 10 plays from a dramatic Thursday night in the NBA

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Matthews’ game-winning tip-in, then click the clip directly above to watch more top plays from a dramatic Thursday night of NBA action, including a Donovan Mitchell sledgehammer dunk, fancy footwork from Luka Doncic and a buzzer-beater from Kawhi Leonard.

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