NBA Summer League: Denzel Valentine hits buzzer-beater for title
It’s only the NBA Summer League, but already Denzel Valentine is hitting big shots.
The rookie hit a jump shot with no time left on the clock in overtime to lift the Chicago Bulls over the Minnesota Timberwolves 84-82 in the Summer League Finals. Valentine struggled from the field throughout the game, but hit the shot that counted in the end.
He ran over to the sidelines to tell his friend Quinn Cook “I told you so..”
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 19, 2016
The Bulls capped off a perfect 7-0 Summer League with the win on Monday night. The team showed some bright spots throughout the league, including from newcomer Jerian Grant, Valentine and even second-year bigs Bobby Portis and Cristiano Felicio.
Even Dwyane Wade showed love to his new teammate:
Ok Denzel Valentine I see you kid!!!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 19, 2016
Valentine’s buzzer beater also prevented us from seeing arguably the weirdest tie-breaking rule in sports as K.C. Johnson explains:
For those asking, if this OT ends in a tie, there's a second OT of sudden death. First basket wins. Seriously.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 19, 2016
Be sure to get your Summer League champion shirts.