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These specific moments we select are not associated with NBA Top Shot and will not necessarily be made into a real Top Shot moment. This is simply to highlight some of the best plays in a given night that we believe could be deserving of a special Top Shot moment.
So without further ado, your NBA Top Shot Moment of the day...
#NBATopShotThis: Luguentz Dort's game-winner 3-pointer
Dort is a second-year player who has quickly established himself as one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA.
On a night where his Canadian counterpart Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went off for a career-high 42 points, the defensive-minded wing was able to spot up in the corner unseen on the last possession of a tied game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Savvy veteran teammate Al Horford drew the attention from the defence on a drive and kicked out to Dort, who knocked down the game-winning shot that sent NBA Twitter into a frenzy.
It was Dort's fourth 3-pointer of the game, finishing with 16 points while shooting 4-for-7 from long range.
‼️LU DORT FOR THE WIN ‼️ pic.twitter.com/KbgkdB0C5f- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 25, 2021
Dort has become a fan favourite among the NBA universe as an undrafted player who is built more like an NFL running back than a basketball player. His lockdown defence on James Harden as a rookie in the 2020 NBA Playoffs put his name on the map, while other moments from this season, like his in-your-face defence on LeBron James with the game on the line, had fans creating nicknames for his antics like "The Dorture Chamber."
Dort currently has five NBA Top Shot moments on the marketplace, with the "lowest ask" among those moments being $693 USD (!).
Whether or not this shot will be added to his collection of moments remains to be seen, but the Canadian wing is more than capable of producing more of these types of plays as his role continues to expand in Oklahoma City.
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