Sure, Luke Ridnour was probably planning to do this. In fact, it was probably exactly how the Minnesota Timberwolves drew it up, at least in retrospect. Whatever the case may be, Ridnour's floater in the lane at the buzzer gave Minnesota a 100-98 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
To set the scene, the Wolves were down 13 entering the final frame. They rallied back to tie the score before the last possession, and it was all up to Ridnour. Crazy as it might seem, Ridnour actually ended up draining the buzzer beater, but only after an awkward sequence of stumbling and dribbling.
I mean, he probably just wanted to get his hands off the ball before the clock expired, right? It couldn't have been accidental. Or maybe it was, considering he was left waving his arm forward in a shot motion without the ball.
Whatever the case, Ridnour found nothing but the bottom of the cup, and then the Timberwolves danced. Oh boy did they dance (watch out for a surprise coming from the right side near the end).
Boom. Mascot out of nowhere, joining the party.
And if you missed it, Ricky Rubio also danced on Wednesday night. It was the greatest thing ever.