2001: Tim Duncan scores career-high 53 vs the Mavs, Nash hits game-winner in OT

Published on December 26th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 1,440 views

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.




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