Round 9 winner, Fans Choice Play of the Decade: Zoran Planinic

Sep 09, 2020 by Print

A stunning buzzer-beater by Zoran Planinic that lifted Anadolu Efes Istanbul from a certain loss to a shocking victory has been voted the Round 9 winner in the Fans Choice Play of the Decade.

It happened in Round 4 of the Top 16 in the 2013-14 season. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan led by 1 point when Keith Langford, that season's Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy winner, was fouled with 3.2 seconds remaining. Langford made the first free throw and missed the second. Planinic rebounded the miss near the foul line, took one step in the direction of his team's bench and then released a three-quarter's length of the court prayer. The shot banged off the backboard and into the hoop to set off celebrations at Abdi Ipekci Arena.

His is the ninth play to advance to next week's finals. One more finalist is to be decided, so vote now to make sure your favorite play gets its due in the Fans Choice Play of the Decade survey!