The excitement of sudden death in sports is tough to top. Basketball fans found that out over the weekend.
An NBA Summer League game between the Atlanta Hawks and the D-League Select team featured the rarest ending in basketball: sudden death.
The two teams were tied at 88 at the end of regulation, and both teams scored four points in the first overtime. That set up a sudden-death scenario in double overtime.
Sudden death? In basketball?
Here's the official Summer League rule from NBA.com: The second overtime period (or any overtime period thereafter) is sudden death (first team to score a point wins).
Knowing that the next basket ended the game, both teams were determined to not let the other side score. The effort was incredible to watch.
Thanks to a steal, the D-League Select team pulled out a 94-92 victory.
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