MoPete's March Miracle

raptorsYou want buzz? I'll give you buzz, as in a miraculous Morris Peterson buzzer beater to send last night's Toronto Raptors game into overtime.

The Washington Wizards were up 109-106 with 3.8 seconds to play in the fourth quarter. We had no time outs and a long Hail Mary pass was intercepted by Michael Ruffin who tossed the ball into the air, apparently thinking the clock was about to expire.

What happens next is remarkable. MoPete comes down with it and tosses up a buzzer beating three to force overtime where we win 123-118. If this doesn't generate a little buzz, nothing will. I'm giving this a chill factor of 8.2. See for yourself.

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Mike Boon

This is even more remarkable because Morris Peterson didn't enter the game until there was 9.3 seconds left in regulation.

This was the only shot he took all game.

March 31, 2007 @ 12:03 PM


MoPete is all class and is Mr. Raptor as far as I'm concerned. Most other players coughVincecough might have pouted in that situation and not even attemtped the shot. MoPete went in, didn't bitch and in 55 seconds of playing time he went 1 for 1 with 3 points. Then in overtime, he was yanked again until near the end and he once again had a key play, grabbing a rebound and keeping it in play. After he's retired, he deserves to have his number retired as a Raptor over any other Raptor who has ever been on the team. Yet one more reason the Leafs are losing my interest and the Raps are capturing my imagination!

March 31, 2007 @ 3:44 PM

Mike Boon

I think they should retire Acie Earl's #55.

Who can forget his 40 against the Celtics in '96.

March 31, 2007 @ 5:14 PM

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