On This Date: Stephon Marbury scores game-winning finger roll against the Utah Jazz

December 18, 2006:  Stephon Marbury goes coast-to-coast to hit the game-winning finger roll against the Utah Jazz

Stephon Marbury lifted the undermanned Knicks team to an improbably 97-96 victory against Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz.  The Knicks dressed only 8 players for the game due to the suspensions from the melee against the Nuggets only 2 days prior.  4 players – Nate Robinson, Jerome James, Mardy Collins, & Jared Jeffries – were suspended for the game.  Additionally, starters Steve Francis & Quentin Richardson were sidelined due to injury.

With 3 seconds left in regulation, Deron Williams hit the potential game-winning basket.  However, David Lee hit Marbury with the perfect outlet pass to put him in the position for a 1v1 battle against Mehmet Okur.  Marbury was quickly able to score the basket off a finger roll right before the buzzer to win the game.

Right after Marbury hit the buzzer, he quickly ran off to the locker room along with the rest of the teammates knowing that he won the game.  He didn’t bother waiting for the results of the instant replay.

Marbury led the team with 29 points and 8 assists including the game-winning finger roll.

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