Tobias Harris puts game into OT with a 3 pointer & apologizes to Bucks for dunking in OT
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Ex Buck Tobias Harris put on a show last night against his former team. Too bad not many Orlando or Milwaukee fans saw it since the arena was so empty.
The few Magic fans in attendance did have a lot to cheer about especially in the final seconds of regulation. Bucks 5 second violation. A goal tend by John Henson. Missed free throws by Monta Ellis. Then the Bucks fouled Tobias Harris on a made 3 pointer with 1.9 seconds left. The only break the Bucks did get was when Harris missed the free throw but this just gave Harris the opportunity to set some personal records in OT.
To go along with a career high 19 rebounds, Harris matched his career high of 30 points in OT although he apologized to the Bucks organization for his last two points. Harris decided to throw down a chest punding dunk with the Magic up by 8 and less than 10 seconds left in the game.
Here’s Harris’ story according to Orlando Pinstripped
“[W]hen I got the rebound, I thought they were trying to foul, I was trying to push it out, and I didn’t see nobody behind me,” he said. “So I decided, you know, ‘I’m wide open, I’m gonna battle until the game is over.’ I just wanted them to know [there was] no way they could come back in this game.”
He offered his apologies to the Bucks organization and its players, saying he has “all the respect in the world” for Milwaukee. He also said the play “wasn’t personal at all.”
“If anybody thought that was disrespectful, that’s not the type of player that I am,” Harris said. “You live and you learn from it. In the future, I wouldn’t have done that, after having that experience and knowing the consequences of it.”
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