Special needs student's Garden buzzer-beater

Special needs student's Garden buzzer-beater
January 30, 2014, 8:00 am
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To cap Newton (Mass.) North High's victory over crosstown rival Newton South in the Good Sports Invitational at TD Garden, Newton North team manager Brendan Durkin, a special needs student with Down Syndrome, came into the game and hit a jump shot at the buzzer.

The Tigers fans and his teammates erupted as the 5-foot Durkin sank a basket as meaningful as any the Celtics have ever made on the Garden floor.