Eric Bledsoe ties game, Suns steal inbound, Tyler Ulis nails shot at buzzer for Suns win

Mar 5, 2017, 6:03 PM | Updated: 9:27 pm

In what has to be the craziest finish to an NBA game this season, the Phoenix Suns pulled off an improbable win against the Boston Celtics at home thanks to their point guards Eric Bledsoe and Tyler Ulis.

Former Sun Isaiah Thomas was at the free-throw line with his team up 105-104 with 11 seconds left. Thomas made one of two, and with no timeouts down two points, Bledsoe had to push the pace.

Bledsoe did just that, flying through the lane and finishing a difficult off-balance layup near the rim with four seconds left.

With the game tied, the Celtics, also with no timeouts, rushed the inbounds to Thomas, who was being pressured already by Suns rookie Marquese Chriss.

By the time the cameras cut back to the action, Thomas didn’t have the ball, and with three seconds left on the clock, the ball rolled right to Ulis on the right wing.

With coach Earl Watson behind him, Ulis hit a step-back three-pointer to win the game.

It was the third buzzer-beater win for the Suns this season, the most in the NBA.

Ulis had a pedigree already for buzzer beaters before the season started. He hit a game-winner from way downtown in the summer league against the Denver Nuggets, but now Ulis has done it in a real NBA game.

The 21-year-old rookie was the star of the game for Phoenix already prior to the shot, outplaying Thomas in the first half with his career-high 15 points while Thomas was 4-of-13 with four personal fouls.

Thomas, averaging nearly 30 points per game coming into the game, would get his back in the second half, ending the night with 35 points, but Ulis finished with 20 and hit the shot that mattered the most.

The incredible sequence of events and shot by Ulis gave the Suns a three-game winning streak, the team’s first winning streak lasting longer than two games this season.

Penguin Air

Phoenix Suns

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket as Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns defe...
Arizona Sports

Report: Kevin Durant tells Nets owner to pick him or coach, GM

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant reportedly met with team owner Joe Tsai in London on Saturday and reiterated his trade request.
18 hours ago
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns warms up before the game against the Sacramento Kings at Gold...
Sam Graveline

ESPN’s Pelton gives Phoenix Suns ‘C+’ offseason grade

Despite the Phoenix Suns being among the few teams to dominate the offseason news cycle, ESPN's Kevin Pelton gave them a C+ grade.
18 hours ago
Cameron Johnson #23 of the Phoenix Suns throws up a shot during the second half of the NBA game at ...
Kellan Olson

Suns’ Cam Johnson to coach at Basketball Without Borders camp in Australia

Cam Johnson will be coaching some of the top prospects from the Asia-Pacific region at a Basketball Without Borders camp in Australia.
3 days ago
Ish Wainright #12 of the Phoenix Suns reacts after a teammate scored against the Los Angeles Lakers...
Kevin Zimmerman

Ish Wainright on Suns return, when NFL career was toast and Game 7

Ish Wainright hit on a few topics on Bickley & Marotta, including how he feels the Suns have responded to their Game 7 loss.
4 days ago
Follow @KellanOlson...
Kellan Olson

Devin Booker’s signature Phoenix Suns moves tracked for NBA 2K23

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker will grace the cover of NBA 2K23 and the game will feature his signature moves.
5 days ago
Ish Wainright #12 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of Game Five of the Western Conference...
Kellan Olson

Ish Wainright returns to Phoenix Suns on 2-way contract, per report

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a two-way contract with forward Ish Wainright, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
6 days ago
Eric Bledsoe ties game, Suns steal inbound, Tyler Ulis nails shot at buzzer for Suns win