Roger Mason Hits Buzzer-Beater to Put Spurs Over Suns on Xmas Day
Little-known guard Roger Mason hit a dramatic last-second three-pointer to give the San Antonio Spurs a 91-90 win over the Phoenix Suns.
With 4.3 seconds left in the game and San Antonio down by two, Spurs point guard Tony Parker tried to penetrate to the basket and drew a double-team. Parker deftly passed the ball to Mason who was standing alone in the left corner. Mason calmly drained a three-point shot as the buzzer went off, giving the Spurs a one-point victory.
As Mason calmly made a game-winner, it would be easy to mistake him for one of the Spurs' many veterans like Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili. In fact, Mason was something of a castoff. Since entering the league in 2002, Mason has played for three teams including the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, and Washington Wizards. Mason came to San Antonio as a free agent, a move that seems to have paid off for the Spurs, a team that has a history of finding diamonds in the rough.