The Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy and Hawks’ Al Horford were the last second heroes Friday night after hitting game winners for their teams. Horford also had 15 rebounds and a career high 34 points to go with his 12 foot game winner in OT vs the Wizards.
Dunleavy only had 12 points but was lucky enough to hit a bank shot 3 pointer with 5.8 seconds left.
When it left my hand, I thought it had a good chance to go in. I thought it was going to bank in because Henson was out there and I had to get it up over his outstretched arm. The second it left my hand, if I needed to call ‘bank’ I would have called ‘bank.’ But when I went in to gather for the shot I didn’t intend to bank it. It was on-line and it was long. When it left my hand, I thought, ‘This is going to bank in,’ and it did.”