Austin Rivers is a stone-cold killer. How else to explain his 29 points (on 9-of-16 shooting) and his ridiculous game-winner over North Carolina’s 7-foot center Tyler Zeller in Duke’s 85-84 win?
Kid’s got game.
So let’s take a visual tour of those final moments, shall we? It made for quite the moment.
Rivers pulls up. Zeller had given the 6-3 guard a little space on the perimeter, which proved to be too much. This photo also seems awfully similar. (Credit: Jim R. Bounds/AP)
A different angle of the shot. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty)
Rivers, in pure joy. (Credit: Grant Halverson/Getty)
From left, teammates Andre Dawkins, Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry run to Rivers. (Credit: Jim R. Bounds/AP)
Let the hugging begin! (Credit: Grant Halvorson/Getty)
The Heels can’t believe it. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty)
Kendal Marshall most of all. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty)
And the TV camera swoop in. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty.)
“This is the best feeling I’ve ever had on the basketball court,” he said afterward. “This is the best feeling I’ve ever had.”
Yeah, I’d buy that.
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