first_imgNew Jersey coach Lawrence Frank told Carter to go for two points and the tie, but Carter wanted no part of that. “I said, `Coach, I’m going for the win,’ ” Carter said. “And it went in.” Toronto led by eight with 2 minutes left and six with a minute to go, but Carter rallied his team with one clutch shot after another He scored New Jersey’s last 12 points. The six-time All-Star spent six-plus seasons in Toronto. “To stick a dagger in their heart right when they thought they were going to win it, it don’t get no better than that. That’s sweet revenge,” New Jersey’s Lamond Murray said. At Knicks 120, SuperSonics 116 Stephon Marbury had 23 points and 15 assists, the final one setting up rookie David Lee for the tiebreaking basket with 21 seconds left, and New York beat Seattle for its season-high third straight win. Vladimir Radmanovic had a career-high 30 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter for the Sonics, who fell to 1-2 since firing Bob Weiss and replacing him with former Knicks coach Bob Hill. Nuggets 92, at Rockets 90 Long after Houston star Tracy McGrady was removed from the floor on a stretcher and taken to a hospital because of back spasms, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony hit a baseline jumper with a second left to give the Nuggets a victory over the already injury-depleted Rockets. Rafer Alston scored a season-high 24 for Houston. Heat 118, at Trail Blazers 89 Dwyane Wade scored 31 points and Jason Williams added 20 to lead Miami over the Trail Blazers. Pacers 108, at Kings 83 Stephen Jackson scored 17 of his 31 points while hitting five 3-pointers in the third quarter, and Jermaine O’Neal had 12 points and eight rebounds in his return to Indiana’s lineup. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TORONTO – Vince Carter stuck it to his former fans – then called it his greatest shot ever. Carter made a fadeaway 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left and finished with 42 points against his old team Sunday, leading New Jersey past the Toronto Raptors, 105-104, for the Nets’ 10th straight victory. center_img Carter scored 24 points in the fourth quarter and was booed every time he touched the ball, but he silenced the crowd with his spectacular winning shot. After Toronto’s Jose Calderon missed his second free throw, Carter hit a 3-pointer from about 4 feet beyond the arc. Jason Kidd leapt into his arms after the shot. “That’s definitely number one,” Carter said. “The atmosphere, the emotion, the hostility in the arena, it was a fun game.” last_img

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