November 26, 2005: Nate Robinson wins the game for the Knicks in OT against Allen Iverson & the Philadelphia 76ers
The New York Knicks & Philadelphia 76ers certainly turned this post-Thanksgiving Saturday into a basketball thriller at Madison Square Garden. Nate Robinson hit the buzzer-beating three in the right corner in overtime to stun the 76ers by a score of 105-102.
After the 76ers took a 13 point lead coming out of the 1st half, the Knicks had a 14-point turnaround to take a 1 point lead by the end of the 3rd quarter. Stephon Marbury & Allen Iverson went back and forth against each other the entire game. Marbury ended the game with a team-high 33 points and 6 assists. Allen Iverson had a team-high 40 points, the first time he scored 40 points against the Knicks in his career.
After the Knicks took a 3 point lead with less than 20 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Chris Webber tied the game on a tip-shot before the end of regulation to send the game to overtime.
Although Marbury & Iverson went back and forth the entire overtime, Nate Robinson was the final hero of the game. On the final possession, Marbury was able to find Nate in the right corner after Iverson came to help off of him. Nate hit the three over a leaping Iverson to send Madison Square Garden into a frenzy.
The game marked Nate’s first breakout game with the Knicks. In 32 minutes of action, Nate score a then-high 17 points in 32 minutes. In an overall tumultuous season, this represented one of a few highlights for Nate Robinson.