B/R Looks Back on Tracy McGrady's 13 Points in 35 Seconds in 2004

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistDecember 9, 2017

Thirteen years ago Saturday, Tracy McGrady scored 13 points in 35 seconds to stun the San Antonio Spurs.

On Dec. 9, 2004, the Houston Rockets faced a 76-68 deficit with less than a minute remaining. McGrady then caught fire, draining four three-pointers. The second was part of a four-point play, and his final shot secured an 81-80 victory.

"We were down two, and the only thing I could think of was a three-pointer," McGrady said after the game, per NBA.com. "I felt like anything I threw up was going in."

The star shooting guard averaged 25.7 points per game during the 2004-05 season. Yet none remain as memorable as the 13 he rapidly produced to pull off an epic comeback against the Spurs, who later won the NBA Finals on the strength of their stifling defense.