It’s been 10 years since Derek Fisher’s 0.4 game-winning shot (Video)
Tuesday is the 10-year anniversary of one of the biggest shots in NBA and Lakers’ history.
Derek Fisher stunned the San Antonio Spurs, hitting a turnaround jumper despite catching the ball with 0.4 seconds left on the clock.
With the shocking 74-73 victory in 2004, the Lakers pulled ahead 3-2 in their second-round series -- ultimately closing it out in six.
“At first, I thought the shot was a little long,” tweeted Fisher (@derekfisher). “But about halfway there, I knew it was going in.”
While the Lakers got past the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-2) to advance to the NBA Finals, a knee injury to Karl Malone and a scrappy Detroit Pistons squad ended the Lakers’ title quest in five games.
Soon afterward, Shaquille O’Neal was traded, free-agent coach Phil Jackson wasn’t asked to return and Fisher signed with the Golden State Warriors.
Jackson and Fisher would ultimately return to the Lakers, winning titles in 2009 and 2010.
Fisher, who is with the Oklahoma City Thunder, is currently battling the Clippers.
If he’s true to his word, he’ll retire after the postseason.
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