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Play-by-play guy mistakes airball for buzzer beater

A television play-by-play announcer has one job: call the game as he or she sees it.

But as Washington Wizards PBP guy Steve Buckhantz found out Wednesday night, that can be a problem when he sees it entirely different from everyone else.

Down 96-95 to the Detroit Pistons late in Wednesday’s contest, Wizards forward Trevor Ariza attempted to win the game with a corner three-point shot.

The ball missed everything and the Wizards lost, but not according to Buckhantz. He thought Ariza had hit a buzzer beater and yelled “DAGGER!”

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