NBA players usually don’t let the shots at the buzzer go before the clock actually expires. A large part of it is to protect to their shooting percentages, since the chances of such a shot going in are minimal. Milwaukee Bucks guard Malik Beasley put up a late triple in his team’s loss to the Boston Celtics Wednesday, which went in. While his shot had no implications on the game result, it had a major impact on the betting front.
Celtics were 5 point favorites— Tony Clements (@TonyCMKE) November 23, 2023
I hope everyone who lost their bet on this Malik Beasley shot has a great Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/lS87MNqusq
The Bucks were down 119-113 as five-point underdogs, but Beasley’s made shot at the end helped the team cover. His shot also pushed the total, which was set at 233.5, over the mark. Had he missed, under bettors would’ve cashed at 232. Officials did confirm the shot was made before the final buzzer sounded.
With NBA players getting more vocal about bettors blowing up their accounts on social media, we’ll have to see if Beasley says anything after what is sure to be an avalanche of comments right before Thanksgiving.