After erasing a 23-point lead against the Thunder, Vince Carter and the Kings found themselves down by just two points with 12 seconds left in regulation. Justin Jackson pulled down a rebound, passed it to Vince Carter and the 41-year old founder of the fountain of youth decided to pull up from the tail of the Kings half-court logo with SEVEN seconds left on the clock! Carter, who was just 1-of-5 from three before this shot, stayed beyond the three-point line and held a Jordan shooting pose as the game-winner attempt bounced off the front of the rim.
Is it too early for me to say Vinsanity has transitioned to Alzheimer’s disease? I’m kidding!
The Kings did tie the game with a second left on the clock after a putback by Justin Jackson, who was just three when Carter was drafted by the Warriors.
In that final second, Russell Westbrook played hero as he knocked down a game-winning three (near the three-point line) at the buzzer to give OKC their third win in a row.
The three was Westbrook’s only made three on six attempts on the night and just his second three in his last 19 attempts over his last four games.
With the exception of the final 10 seconds, Carter had a nice game with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 blocks, 1 shoe explosion and 1 throwback dunk in 29 minutes off the bench.