Dion Waiters handed the Golden State Warriors their sixth loss of the season in crushing fashion on Monday night in Miami, hitting a last second three in the face of Klay Thompson to beat the Dubs 105-102.
Waiters calmly handled Miami’s last possession, getting within a few feet of the 3-point arc before launching a shot that gave Miami the lead with 0.6 seconds left on the clock. It was the cherry on top of a monster night for Waiters, who scored 33 points in the win.
Hilariously, Waiters watched his game-winning shot fall in style. He kept his right hand up as the ball sailed toward the hoop, crouching down a bit as it sent through the hoop to give Miami the lead. Then he simply crossed his arms and mean-mugged for a bit as teammates gathered around him to celebrate.
Waiters got his chance to shine after Kevin Durant dunked to tie the game at 102 with 11 seconds left on the clock. Golden State would have a last chance to tie it, but Steph Curry’s 22-footer didn’t go and Dion was king of Miami for a day. After the game he yelled out “THIS IS MY CITY” for a bit.
He did, however, quickly detract that bold statement.
The Internet did have some fun with Dion’s big shot and even bigger proclamation of Miami ownership. Maybe hit another one of those shots and we can start talking about deeds to beachfront property, Dion.
Still, you really gotta love a guy that has confidence no matter what the circumstances.
Waiters’ heroics were enough to overcome 27 points and a massive dunk from Durant, 21 points from Curry and 20 from Thompson for a Golden State team whose season is clearly careening off the rails. They’re just a bad team, I guess.