Suns fan hits shot of a lifetime -- and nails the celebration

Casino promotion ends with fan hitting half-court shot for $77,777, celebrating in style.

While the Suns scorched the Knicks for the 66 first-half points Friday night in a blowout win, perhaps the best shot of the opening half at US Airways Center came not from a player but from a spectator.

Suns fan Tim Boven, selected as part of a Casino Arizona promotion to try a half-court shot in between the first and second quarters, got his weekend off to a heck of a start by stepping to the line in a t-shirt and jeans and hitting nothing but net from 47 feet.

His prize? A whopping $77,777.



And if the shot itself wasn't impressive enough, Boven celebrates like a guy who's been there before. He just needs a little work on his vertical if he's going to successfully pull off that chest bump with Gerald Green next time.

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