Pistons’ Andre Drummond beats buzzer with longest shot in eight years

Andre Drummond can't make free throws from his side of the court -- only ones from the opposite end.

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There must be something with the baskets at the Palace of Auburn Hills this season.

Back in December, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes hit a game-winner from half-court to beat Detroit. But that was nothing compared to what Andre Drummond did on Monday night.

The Pistons All-Star center, shooting a robust 34.9 percent from the free-throw line entering Monday, hit a 3/4-court shot (71 feet, to be exact) to beat the third-quarter buzzer against the visiting Toronto Raptors:

While we’re on the subject of numbers, the free-throw line is 15 feet from the basket, or 21.1 percent of the distance Drummond’s buzzer-beater traveled on Monday.

According to the ESPN Stats & Info, Drummond’s shot was the farthest make in eight years, since Jose Calderon made a shot from the same distance in 2008. Naturally, LeBron James has the NBA’s longest field goal in the last 10 seasons:

Unfortunately for the Pistons, Drummond only finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the team lost 103-89 to the Raptors.

At least this time they were on the right side of a ridiculous shot, unlike this time:

Jovan Buha covers the NBA for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter: @jovanbuha.