After Manu Ginobili appeared to give the San Antonio Spurs the lead for good in Game 4 following a go-ahead layup with 1.7 seconds remaining in regulation, Dallas Mavericks swingman Vince Carter had a statement to make.
His message? It's over.
Photo from the Dallas Morning News pic.twitter.com/prg8YpkApD— Bryan Gutierrez (@BallinWithBryan) April 26, 2014
With the Mavericks trailing by two following Ginobili's fall-away layup over Samuel Dalembert, Carter received the inbounds pass from Jose Calderon and pump-faked before rising and firing from the left corner over Ginobili.
ESPN Stats & Info shared two fascinating nuggets of information about the last-second game-winner:
That was Vince Carter's 1st career go-ahead FG in the final 1:00 of a postseason game.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 26, 2014
Vince Carter's game-winner was the 1st buzzer-beater to win a postseason game since LeBron James against the Pacers last year.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 26, 2014
Thanks to Carter's heroics, the Mavericks have assumed a 2-1 series lead entering Game 4, which will be played Monday at 9:30 p.m. ET in Dallas and broadcast on TNT.