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NBA Tweets From Last Night: Twitter Reacts to Wednesday Night's Game-Winners

Dec 12, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Randy Foye (left) celebrates with teammates Mo Williams (5) and DeMarre Carroll (3) after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 99-96 at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
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Jonathan WassermanNBA Lead WriterDecember 13, 2012

Mo Williams, Goran Dragic and Draymond Green—three typical heroes on your average Wednesday night in the NBA.

In just a matter of hours, we saw three game-winners.

With six seconds left against the Spurs, Mo Williams called off the play—like a boss, I might add—stepped up and took a ballsy three at the buzzer that hit nothing but net.

Enjoy it while it lasts, Utah.

Mo Williams at the buzzer. Hits a 3. Jazz win 99-96. It's championship-level fervor in here.

— Bill Oram (@tribjazz) December 13, 2012

 

One of the problems with the Jazz roster is that they don't have a great scoring guard who can create his own offense. Who's the best option when the game is on the line?

Amused at the Jazz fans giving me crap. Like you really wanted Mo take that last shot!?

— Kevin Graham (@KevinGrahamKFAN) December 13, 2012

 

Why give the ball to Al Jefferson...

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MO WILLIAMS GIVE THE BALL TO AL JEFFERSON

— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 13, 2012

 

...when you can give it to Mo Williams!

Mo Williams had missed 12 straight shots with the game on the line and was 2 of his last 23 in final 2 mins of close game #due

— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) December 13, 2012

 

I'm curious to know what a perfect 10 swish looks like...

On the "Perfect Swish" scale, that Mo Williams buzzer-beater scored a 9.8.

— NBA Guru (@NBAGuru) December 13, 2012

 

Over in Phoenix, Goran Dragic showed off some nifty footwork in the paint, sidestepping Marc Gasol and scooping one in to beat the Grizzlies.

Some point guards have mean crossovers, but Dragic has a devastating pivot-step.

Dragic drives, pivots on Gasol and scores for 82-80 lead with a half-second to go. (Dragon roar)

— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) December 13, 2012

 

We've come a long way as a nation. It doesn't matter if you're black, white, or Slovenian. If you hit game-winner, you'll have fans no matter what.

Goran Dragic I LOVE you, you non English speaking beautiful man 😍🏀☺ #gamewinner#cold

— mohamed hassan (@WowImGoodLookin) December 13, 2012

 

Dragic with the old subliminal humble brag...

Feels great to taste a win after a while!!! @suns

— Goran Dragic (@Goran_Dragic) December 13, 2012

 

Down in Miami, all tied up, Draymond Green slipped back door to catch and finish a lob pass with 0.9 seconds to knock off the Heat.

And, of course, Twitter had something to say about it.

Wow. Battier switched, Ray Allen didn't. Draymond Green with the open layup. Warriors up 97-95 w/ 0.9 secs left in Miami.

— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) December 13, 2012

 

If you've watched Green in college, this tweet shouldn't surprise you. He is where he is today because of his competitiveness, not his talent.

As a freshman, Draymond Green cried on the team bus because he didn't play. He just hit a winning shot against the NBA champs. Sports rule.

— Michael Rosenberg (@Rosenberg_Mike) December 13, 2012

 

Earlier in the game, LeBron James didn't exactly invite Green over for cookies and milk while they were standing next to each other around the key.

Draymond Green gets in LeBron James' face after James was talking following that scoop layup

— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) December 13, 2012

 

LeBron gave him his props afterwards, though, seeking out the rookie who just gave his team a loss.

LeBron James went out of his way to shake Draymond Green's hand

— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) December 13, 2012

 

If last night wasn't a compelling NBA League Pass sales pitch, I'm not sure what is.

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