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Carter sinks buzzer-beater to boost Mavs over Spurs

NBA Playoffs

Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter, second from left, celebrates with Dirk Nowitzki (41) as teammate Monta Ellis (11) and San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili look on at the end of Game 3 in the first-round of the NBA playoffs in Dallas on Saturday.

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DALLAS — Vince Carter knew right away the exact date of the last time he had a buzzer-beating try in a playoff game — 13 years ago.
It’s seared in the memory of the 16-year veteran because he missed that one. He was on target Saturday.
Carter hit a double-pump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs.
With 1.7 seconds left, Carter took an inbound pass from Jose Calderon in the left corner. After a quick pump fake got Manu Ginobili ...

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