Oh, Señor Navarro … you’ve done it again. Long since known as one of Europe’s great clutch players, Juan Carlos produced some more heroics for FC Barcelona yesterday. In the Liga Endesa week 33 game against superpowered rivals Real Madrid, the hosting Blaugrana looked sluggish early and looked to be inevitably suffering from a nine-point deficit going into the half. That is until La Bomba got an inbound pass from Chuck Eidson with 1.2 seconds left in the game – enough time to launch this doozy.
Did Barca come back after this inspirational miracle-level shot? You bet they did, ultimately extending the lead to three games on the ACB table. Final score: Barcelona 88, Real Madrid 85. Yes, three-points.
And for Navarro, a fine addition to his still ever-burgeoning highlight reel with one of the best buzzer-beaters of 2011-12.