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

A Donovan Mitchell sledgehammer dunk, fancy footwork from Luka Doncic and a buzzer-beater from Kawhi Leonard also feature among Thursday night's best plays

Friday 15 March 2019 09:20, UK

Wesley Matthews celebrates after his game-winning tip-in 0:33
Wesley Matthews' game-winning tip-in with 1.8 seconds remaining earns the Indiana Pacers a dramatic victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder

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.

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

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

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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 2:40
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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