Toronto Raptors center Patrick Patterson nailed the longest buzzer-beater of the NBA season so far, letting it fly from beyond half-court with less than a second of the first quarter remaining against the Philadelphia 76ers today.
The long-range bomb brought the house down at the Air Canada Centre, giving the Raptors a seven-point lead over the visiting 76ers. The hosts went on with the job, powering to a 122-95 win and hanging onto second spot in the East with an 11-6 record.
The 27-year-old Patterson – a permanent fixture on Toronto’s bench over the past couple of seasons – managed eight points with 2-for-4 from 3-point range. Patterson arrived at the Raptors in 2013 after stints with the Rockets and Kings.