Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/22/13
OK, this is starting to get ridiculous. For the third time this season, a fan has hit a 20,000 half court shot at an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game. Let me recap that for you. Not one ... not two ... but THREE fans have hit this high-pressure, high-dollar basket. The trick shot for money gimmick is nothing new to the NBA. Some teams might get one fan to make the shot a season, most teams go years between makes. The Thunder, they go weeks. Sunday night's lucky winner was 26-year-old Larry Hill of Oklahoma City, a school counselor who was attending his very first Thunder game, who hit the shot. Hill immediately ran and jumped into the arms of the Thunder mascot, Rumble, as the crowd at the Chesapeake Energy Arena went insane. After Hill hit the shot, the Thunder's official Facebook page said it all. "It happened again!" It was just another part of a festive night that saw the Thunder take a 1-0 series lead over the Houston Rockets in their first round playoff match-up with 120-91 blowout. At this rate, maybe the Thunder should think of putting "plants" in the crowd to take the shot to help save a little money. But with the Thunders luck so far this season, they would make the basket too.
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