Collison saves Mavs with buzzer-beater
by Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports
That’s one way to tie a game.
The Dallas Mavericks had 2.2 seconds to score three points against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Then they botched an inbound pass to Vince Carter. Then Shawn Marion picked up the loose ball and dribbled inside the arc.
Then … Darren Collison.
The Mavericks point guard launched an off-balance three-pointer off one foot that barely beat the buzzer and at first seemed too unlikely to be true. That tied the game 98-98.
Shot of the year? We think so.
The basket gave Collison 30 points and Marion, who probably should have had the sense to try his own three-pointer, his seventh assist.