SuperSonics 95, Nets 92
Jan. 27, 2000
SEATTLE (AP) _ Chuck Person inbounded the ball, got it back and drilled a 3-point shot _ all in the final 1.7 seconds _ to give the Seattle SuperSonics a 95-92 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.
Person got the return pass from Emanual Davis and hit the game-winner on his only shot of the game.
Vin Baker led the Sonics with 23 points, Shammond Williams had 18 and Gary Payton and Ruben Patterson had 17 each.
Kendall Gill tied the game on a 23-foot jumper with 34.9 seconds left to make it 92-92.
Davis had put the Sonics up 92-90 on a 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, but he missed with 15 seconds remaining and the Nets grabbed the rebound. Johnny Newman drove but Vin Baker blocked his shot, giving Seattle possession with 2.1 seconds left. A deflected inbounds pass then took 0.4 seconds off the clock before the final play.
Stephon Marbury scored 24 points, but turned the ball over twice down the stretch _ turnovers that the Sonics converted into five points.
Gill finished with 18 points for the Nets.