Rockets' Troy Daniels Earns 'Blazer Killer' Nickname After Game-Winning Shot

Apr 25, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Houston Rockets guard Troy Daniels (30) makes a three point basket over Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) with 12 seconds left in overtime to win game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2014

Not many people knew who Troy Daniels was before Friday night's Game 3 between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, the NBA knows who the rookie is.

Daniels broke the 116-116 tie with a clutch three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining in overtime. His clutch shot made it a series again as it helped keep the Rockets from falling in a 3-0 hole.

For a guy who spent much of this season in the NBA Development League, he had no problem knocking down a huge shot. His late-game heroics also led to his Wikipedia page being edited:

via Wikipedia

Daniels finished the game with only nine points, but his three-pointer to win the game was the biggest shot of his career—to date.


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