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Special Olympics Player Puts Steph Curry to Shame with Long-Range Buzzer-Beater

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If you like buzzer-beaters, and who doesn’t, you’ll love this one.

In the Special Olympics, Team USA was playing Team Canada on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and the game ended on an incredible shot by Team USA’s Matt Millett.

With Team USA leading 32-18 and time running down, Millett got a rebound with 3 seconds left, dribbled and let it fly from the opposing team’s foul line.

The shot, from about 75 feet away, hit nothing but net.

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It was an amazing shot.

In fact, Millett outdid Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, who only one day earlier hit the longest shot in the NBA this year, a 61-foot buzzer-beater to end the first quarter of their game against the San Antonio Spurs.

It was also the longest shot Curry has ever made in a regular season game.

Not only was Millett’s shot made from farther away than Curry’s, but it was also clean — no backboard.

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You know Curry would be impressed by this.

Team USA won the game 35-18.

Millett and his teammates are competing in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, which run through Thursday.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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