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Buzzer beaters have been getting a lot of attention lately. This is mostly because postseason basketball is being played all across the land and the stakes for these games are obviously high.But what about the long distance shots at the buzzer that don't go through the net? Here is some love for those who missed.On Sunday, Toronto Raptors guard Landry Fields heaved a full court shot as time expired in the third quarter. It came up well short and nailed an unsuspecting mop guy in the face. The results? Pain and humiliation, unfortunately.Poor guy never even saw it coming.Via The Big Lead
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A mop guy for NBA teams has one of the most thankless jobs out there, and on Sunday it got even worse for the Toronto Raptors ‘mopper.’ Check out Landry Fields launching an almost full court attempt at the end of the 3rd quarter come up quite short and nail the mop guy right in the dome. Someone give that guy a hug.
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Buzzer beaters that go in the basket and win games are less entertaining than this bad boy. Check out former New York Knick, and current Toronto Raptors player Landry Fields tossing up a buzzer beater at the end of the third period of their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. The ball didn't go in the basket, but instead it hit a floor sweeper right in the grill...
Tweet The Toronto Raptors signed Landry Fields to a hefty contract this past off-season and he’s repaid them by giving them little-to-no production on the court this season. But after Sunday’s Raptors game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he now leads the NBA in at least one statistical category: floor-moppers decked in the head by a [...]
Landry Fields’ half court buzzer beater attempt against the Cavaliers Sunday went all wrong as his last second heave hit the Raptors’ mop boy right in the face. Luckily, he was a good sport and laughed it off.
NBA mop boys probably barely make enough money to pay for their trip to and from the arena. But hey, they have a front row seat for 41 regular season NBA basketball games and their only job is to make sure the court is somewhat dry, right? Well that, and they also have to steer clear of errant buzzer beaters. This poor Toronto Raptors’ mop boy (or mop man, maybe) was sleeping...
Even though the buzzer had already sounded, Raptors’ Landry Fields still attempted a full court shot at the end of the third quarter.
The shot came up just short/right of the rim/backboard, and unfortunately for the Raptors mop-boy, the ball hit hi, right in the head.
At least he played it off cool and kept doing his duty. Falling to the ground and crying wouldn’t have been a good look.
Landry Fields’ three-quarter court buzzer beater attempt against the Cavaliers Sunday went all wrong as his last second heave hit the Raptors’ mop boy right in the face. Luckily, he was a good sport and laughed it off.
Raptors forward Rudy Gay was held out of Sunday's game against Cleveland with a stiff back, while center Andrea Bargnani was scratched with a strained right elbow.
Rookie Terrence Ross made his first NBA start in place of Gay, who's averaging 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Amir Johnson started for Bargnani, who left injured in the first quarter of Friday's overtime loss...
Johnny Football continues to do what Johnny Football wants. This time, the Heisman Trophy winner was enjoying a Toronto Raptors game from courtside.
Kyrie Irving left Sunday night’s game in Toronto with a left shoulder contusion after a hip check from Raptors center, Jonas Valanciunas, sent him flying to the ground. Irving returned to the game to shoot two one-handed free throws before heading back to the locker room. The second-year point guard will be further evaluated when the team returns to Cleveland.
Amir Johnson scored 17 points and matched his career high with 16 rebounds, Alan Anderson scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-96 on Sunday night.
Star guard Kyrie Irving was knocked out by an apparent shoulder injury late in the third quarter as Cleveland lost for the fourth time in five games.
Irving was hurt...
Well, it appears everyones a go for the Cavaliers and there are no injuries or illnesses dominating the social media website. Nice change, isnt it? More importantly, the Cavs aim to use the second half of the season to continue the process of learning to finish. And, of course, learning how to play well for all four quarters.
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto.
The Raptors are expected to pursue Carl Landry this offseason if he opts out of his contract with the Warriors.