Watch: Dejounte Murray’s insane clutch buzzer-beater earns Hawks thrilling Win Over Magic

With the trade of Pascal Siakam now complete, all eyes turn on young star Dejounte Murray who has been linked with multiple trade rumors over the past few weeks. As the Hawks secured a hard-fought victory against the Orlando Magic, Dejounte Murray ensured a boost to his draft value.

This poses an even greater challenge for teams like the Lakers, who have been eagerly contemplating the prospect of adding Murray to their roster. Earlier today, the Atlanta Hawks emerged victorious against the Orlando Magic, courtesy of an incredible game-winner from the talk of the town, Dejounte Murray.

Murray’s Poised Performance in Crucial Moments

As the Hawks valiantly battled their Eastern Conference rivals under the leadership of Dejounte Murray, fans had a reason to celebrate the night. Throughout the back-and-forth game, Murray skillfully controlled the tempo according to his will on a night where Trae Young struggled to score consistently. Unfazed by talks surrounding him in recent weeks, Murray wholeheartedly represented the Hawks.


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Murray sank a mesmerizing game-winner buzzer-beater via USA Today Sports

With the scores level and about 8 seconds to go, the Magic completely locked out Trae Young which led to the ball falling into the hands of Dejounte Murray. Without any hesitation, the star accelerated forward, faking a drive, and took a step-back jumper, 17 feet away from the basket with no intention of missing. As the buzzer hooted, Murray’s shot swished into the basket, sealing the game and it was the cherry on the cake for the young phenom’s 26-point night.

While it was an incredible shot, it wasn’t the only shot he scored in crunch time. With less than two minutes to play, Murray picked up a loose ball and with fancy footwork created space for himself, finishing a wonderful close-range basket over the clueless Orlando Magic defenders to extend the Hawks’ minute lead.

Analyzing the Nail-Biting Game Situation

The Atlanta Hawks were kept on their heels by the Orlando Magic. Neither team found a way to have a massive lead throughout the game, with the game having about 20 lead changes. Neither the Hawks nor the Magic had a lead of over 7 against each other in what seemed like a game where either wouldn’t go down without putting up a brave fight. Eventually, the Hawks looked like they would be taking home the win, barely ahead of Trae Young’s free throw contributions.

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Murray controlled the game from start to finish via Getty Images

However, Orlando star Paulo Banchero took on the role of a magician and appeared to have other plans for the night. Banchero hit a massive shot a few feet away from the three-point line, tying the game with about eight seconds to go. The Murray Magic kicked in precisely at that moment. Dejounte Murray spoiled Banchero’s antics with no mercy, nailing down a mesmerizing two-pointer over the helpless Magic defenders.

Murray capped off his brilliant night scoring 26 points while shooting 11 of 18 from the field. He complemented his scoring providing 5 assists and grabbing 5 crucial rebounds. Once he scored the game-winner, there was festive fervor all around the Hawks’ arena.

Grading the Celebration and Overall Impact

Once he hit his mark and the buzzer sounded, Murray turned to the fans and took all the emotions in. Untucked jersey, the player stood stationary in awe before he was crowded by his excited teammates. They rushed to congratulate him on hitting his first career game-winner, a memory he will cherish for his lifetime. A truly fitting celebration for a spectacular shot.

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Murray spearheaded the Hawks’ victory via Getty Images

While the Hawks secured the win, Dejounte Murray’s shot helped surge his trade value. With multiple teams trying to land the two-way guard, this one shot will certainly create much more demand for Murray’s skills and services.

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Multiple teams have their eyes on the former Spurs rookie via Getty Images

Speaking on his game-winner, the 27-year-old said, “It’s a make or miss league. I always feel like I’m going to make my next shot. I’m a react type of guy. I take what the defense is giving me.”

Dejounte Murray added, “I made a great shot.” It was a great shot indeed which saw the Hawks overcome their Conference rivals, Orlando Magic in an inspiring fashion.

What do you think of Dejounte Murray’s game-winner? Will Murray get traded this season? If so, to whom? We are eager to know your thoughts on Dejounte Murray and his rumored trade situations, so feel free to comment below.

Caleb Mathew

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