2001: Tim Duncan scores career-high 53 vs the Mavs, Nash hits game-winner in OT
Steve Nash was the hero of the night despite Tim Duncan scoring a career-high 53 points. With 0.6 seconds left in OT, Nash hit a 3-pointer to give the Mavs a 126-123 win.
“I really wanted to hit a big shot in overtime and fortunately I got that opportunity,” Nash said. “We ran a pick and roll, and when I came off the pick I tried to get the defense off of me and create some space and was just able to get a good look.”
Nash was one of 3 Mavs to score over 25 – Dirk (26) and Finley (28) were the other two.
For San Antonio, Duncan made 19 of 28 field goals which was just 1 less made field goal than his other 9 teammates combined.
“I wish I’d have missed all my shots the way this turned out,” said Duncan who also hit 15 consecutive free throws.