Video: Bulls' DeMar DeRozan Hits Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater in 2nd Straight Game

Erin WalshJanuary 2, 2022

Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) reacts with teammates after he made a three-point basket at the buzzer at the end of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Washington. The Bulls won 120-119. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
AP Photo/Nick Wass

DeMar DeRozan has ice in his veins. 

The Chicago Bulls star hit a game-winning buzzer-beater for the second straight night in Saturday's 120-119 win over the Washington Wizards. He finished the game with 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists. 

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

DEMAR DEROZAN CALLS GAME FOR THE 2ND NIGHT IN A ROW 🔥 <a href="https://t.co/gCB52NPJ2G">pic.twitter.com/gCB52NPJ2G</a>

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

DeMar DeRozan is the first player in NBA history with a game-winning buzzer-beater on consecutive days, according to Basketball Reference.<br><br>And they happened in two different years 🤯 <a href="https://t.co/CMTpWoa7OX">pic.twitter.com/CMTpWoa7OX</a>

After the game, DeRozan told reporters he feels like he's living in a dream. 

Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

DeMar DeRozan on his back-to-back, game-winning, buzzer-beating 3s: "I don’t know if I’m dreaming or if it’s real right now."

DeRozan also hit a game-winning buzzer-beater in Friday's 108-106 win over the Indiana Pacers. 

House of Highlights @HoHighlights

DEROZAN CALLED GAME. 🔥🔥 <a href="https://t.co/SwzAnsH1ow">pic.twitter.com/SwzAnsH1ow</a>

Basketball Reference @bball_ref

DeMar DeRozan is the first player in NBA history to hit a game-winning buzzer-beater in back-to-back days!

Several players voiced support for DeRozan following his second consecutive buzzer-beater, including LeBron James, Chris Paul, Lonzo Ball, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, Lou Williams, Jusuf Nurkic, Victor Oladipo and more. Some went as far as to say he should win MVP.

LeBron James @KingJames

WOOOWWW!! D-Bo AGAIN!!!!! Ballgame

Chris Paul @CP3

Demar so cold!!!!!!!!!!! ✊🏾

Lonzo Ball @ZO2_

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH <a href="https://twitter.com/DeMar_DeRozan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DeMar_DeRozan</a>

pascal siakam @pskills43

Bro you different 😤 <a href="https://twitter.com/DeMar_DeRozan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DeMar_DeRozan</a> <a href="https://t.co/TLsImnIG71">https://t.co/TLsImnIG71</a>

Fred VanVleet @FredVanVleet

MVP <a href="https://t.co/MEgbP17LxU">https://t.co/MEgbP17LxU</a>

Lou Williams @TeamLou23

Let’s talk about it. 🤞🏾 <a href="https://t.co/PouFmyQGLD">https://t.co/PouFmyQGLD</a>

Jusuf Nurkić @bosnianbeast27

DeMar 🗡 <a href="https://t.co/yrr0Z4gpiG">https://t.co/yrr0Z4gpiG</a>

Victor Oladipo @VicOladipo

Damn demar back to back. 💯🤝

DeRozan entered Saturday's contest averaging 26.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game while shooting 49.7 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from deep. 

Thanks to DeRozan's efforts, the Bulls are now first place in the Eastern Conference with a 24-10 record. Chicago is one game up on the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. 

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

And with the Nets losing, the Bulls sit alone atop the East, one game up on Brooklyn and Milwaukee. Jan. 12 — when Brooklyn visits Chicago, presumably with Kyrie Irving playing — ought to be fun.

The Bulls are on a seven-game winning streak. DeRozan is averaging 28.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists in that stretch