Aussie NBA player Joe Ingles put on an absolute masterclass against the Golden State Warriors – and fans were losing it.
The Utah Jazz small forward produced a clutch buzzer beater in the third quarter, off the back of a missed three-point attempt by Steph Curry.
Ingles received the ball with just 3.2 seconds remaining in the quarter, before making his way into the Warriors half and letting it fly.
With just 0.4 seconds on the clock, Ingles unloaded an incredible jump shot from well outside the three-point line – and he absolutely nailed it.
“Ingles at the buzzer, banks it home!,” exclaimed the commentators.
“Joe Ingles knocks it down as the third quarter ends.”
NBA fans flooded social media in sheer disbelief over Ingles’ feat:
JOE INGLES ON FIRE 🔥🔥🔥
— Mateus ✠ (@mateusspraxedes) October 20, 2018
Joe Ingles or Michael Jordan?
— YUNG SIFU (@Yungsifustan) October 20, 2018
Joe Ingles is now the greatest player of all time
— Jason (@TucsonFan4) October 20, 2018
JOE INGLES IS NO JOKE
— Jaleek Lozada (@SaintThiccShake) October 20, 2018
— Greg Wolf (@RealGregWolf) October 20, 2018
After Joe Ingles banked in that three at the buzzer to end the third, giving the Jazz a 103-97 lead, the difference in this game is Ingles getting his shot off a split second before the third quarter buzzer, and Stephen Curry getting his off a split second after the halftime one.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 20, 2018
Joe Ingles is cold blooded!!!
No that's not the end of the game… The start of the 4th Q. is about to begin
— Curtlow ™ (@SWHTown30) October 20, 2018
Joe Ingles cracked a career-high performance, notching a solid 27 points with three minutes remaining in the game – his previous career-high was 24.
But sadly it wasn’t enough to get the Jazz over the line, as the Warriors scored a last second bucket to claim a 124-123 victory.
Jonas Jerebko crashed the basket and tipped in a shot against his former team with 0.3 seconds remaining on Friday night to deny Utah.
Kevin Durant, with 38 points, missed a running jumper. But Jerebko, let go by Utah as a free agent after last season and who was just subbed in, charged in from the right for the game-winning put-back.
The Jazz had taken their last lead when Jae Crowder scored off his own miss with 51.4 seconds left in the game.
Stephen Curry had 31 points and Draymond Green tallied 14 , nine rebounds and six assists, while Donovan Mitchell added 19 points for the Jazz , but missed all six fourth-quarter attempts.
Ingles’ Australian teammate Dante Exum gave the Jazz a 111-101 advantage with 8:53 left in the game. The Warriors responded with inspired defence to go on a 13-0 run.
After the Warriors whittled their 16-point deficit down to three, Ingles beat the third-quarter buzzer with a running, double-pump three-pointer from 12 metres.