Seventeen years ago, Tracy McGrady did the unthinkable: he dropped 13 points in the last 35 seconds of a game against the Spurs to win it for the Rockets.
The game was televised on NBA on TNT. The play-by-play announced for this game was the legend Marv Albert. No one expected what was about to happen in the last minute of the game. The game was pretty much over. Rockets have no chance to come back and win. T-Mac had other ideas.
McGrady got the ball one more time after Spurs guard Devin Brown fell down in the corner of the Spurs’ frontcourt with 7.9 seconds remaining, the Spurs leading 80-78. T-Mac hit the game-winner with a three. The crowd went crazy.
The Spurs were stunned. They squandered a 10-point lead to the Rockets with 1:02 remaining – and it got snatched away by McGrady’s heroics.