Andre Drummond.

Andre Drummond's 71-foot buzzer-beater is longest Field Goal since 2007

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Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been criticised this season for his inability to make free throws when sent to the line.

Judging by his efforts in Monday night's game against Toronto Raptors, then, maybe the 2016 NBA All-Star should be taking his gimme shots from a lot further back.

That's after Drummond nailed a buzzer-beater to end the third quarter from a full 71 feet away from the basket. Scroll down this article to watch the miraculous shot for yourself.


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Just getting enough power on the ball when making an underarm shot like that is impressive enough, but to find the basket from that distance is extremely rare.

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In fact, it is so rare that, according to ESPN, Drummond's effort was the longest successful field goal in the NBA since a shot from LeBron James way back in 2007.

Ultimately, with the Pistons eventually losing the game 103-89, the 22-year-old's long-distance effort didn't affect the result. It will, though, live long in the memory of those in attendance at The Palace.

Drummond's ability

So far in his NBA career, Drummond has become known for his dominance around the basket whilst drawing criticism for his shot-making ability from the field.

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Whilst one shot won't make up for his 35 percent free throw shooting and two-in-22 career record from 15 feet-plus before Monday, the rising star can at least point to this clip when people look to criticise his play away from the hoop.

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