Terrence Ross’ incredible steal from Pierce then Pierce blocks Lowry in the final 9 seconds of series
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It’s rare that a playoff series would end with such an exciting final 10 seconds without a point being scored, but that’s what happened in the final ticks of the Raptors and Nets series.
With 8.8 seconds left in the game, Terrence Ross made an incredible steal and save by intercepting an inbound pass from Shaun Livingston and throwing it off of Paul Pierce before going out of bounds. Then with 6.2 seconds left, Kyle Lowrey, who had a game-high 28 points, drove down the lane (was possibly fouled by KG or Deron Williams) and threw up a shot that was rejected by Pierce with less than a second in the game.
“I just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Pierce said. “I saw him split the defenders, I saw him go up, I went up with him.
“I got my hand on the ball — game over.”