Originally written February 28, 2013 on NESN.com:
On Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards had the chance to win in dramatic fashion, and if you were listening to their TV announcers, that’s exactly what happened — only it didn’t. The Wizards found themselves down one to the Pistons with only seconds remaining. Washington had a chance to come away with a win and extend its three-game winning streak. The ball moved to Trevor Azira in the corner, and he launched a three that hit nothing but net — but in the form of an airball. The scene on the court was somber for the Wizards, but that didn’t stop play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz from celebrating the game-winning shot he believed went in. Yelling his signature phrase, “Dagger!”, Buckhantz’s view of the buzzer-beater led him to believe that Azira had nailed the clutch shot. He continued to celebrate the last-second heroics alongside color commentator Phil Chenier until eventually the two were clued in. “The dagger has been retracted,” Buckhantz eventually told viewers. Check o...
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