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Caron's Dunk

Since you asked, here's the video of Caron dunking the game-winner. A few points to note.

1) Before the play starts, is that little guy on the Knicks bench in the lower left-hand corner Nate Robinson? And, seriously, is he trying to pick a fight with someone else on the bench?

2) Look at the way DeShawn Stevenson starts celebrating before the ball is even in the basket.

3) If you keep your eye on the scorer's table you can see Caron Butler hop on there for a brief moment towards the end. My view of this was obstructed yesterday. 'Twas a brief stay. Plus Caron kept saying he jumped on top of the scoreboard.

4) Off-topic, but Steve Kerr has Nowitzki winning the MVP and Gilbert among the six realistic choices.

5) The bonkers-level-difference between a game-winner with 2.2 seconds left and a game-winner as time expires is significant. Very significant. This video is fun, but it's not mesmerizing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 18, 2007; 6:02 PM ET
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I've been to a number of games and Wednesday night's game was one of my favorites. Not only were there scores of Knick fans yelling out homer-comments like "5 seconds! 5 seconds!", it was a College Night game so tickets were cheap, we got free pizza AND we got free posters!

Posted by: Tairese | January 19, 2007 12:23 AM | Report abuse

I keep reading the title as Caron's Drunk.

Posted by: Kim | January 19, 2007 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Having been to both the Jazz game and the Knicks game, and having sat three rows behind the Knicks' bench: (i) Nate Robinson was just busting on his teammates -- they were goofing off for much of the second half; and (ii) there is a huge difference winning on a 25-foot buzzer beater than on a one-handed dunk with 2 seconds remaining. Gilbert doing this twice in two weeks was simply unbelievable -- particularly after almost single-handedly keeping the Wiz in it for the last 2 minutes of the game.

Posted by: Benjamin | January 19, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

he was in the lane for 6 seconds. ridiculous

Posted by: RDigs | January 19, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

nate wasn't tryna start a fight u moron. him n malik rose are always goofing around w/ each other at the end of da bench. that's what happens when u ride pine for 30+ mins a night.

Posted by: striker | January 19, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

seriously, caron was camped in the lane for at least 5 seconds.

Posted by: krentist | January 19, 2007 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"seriously, caron was camped in the lane for at least 5 seconds"

Nah, not buying it. They showed the replay lots of times on TV with a camera just behind Caron, and he's outside the lane and then moves in as he makes eye-contact with Stevenson.

Posted by: Nancy | January 19, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

As someone with no rooting interest in either the Knicks or Wizards, in the above video Caron Butler enters the lane at 18 seconds and dunks at 22 seconds. It was probably illegal but not horribly so.

Posted by: drrew | January 19, 2007 11:24 PM | Report abuse

It was definitely 5 seconds. If you watch the video, he flashes into the lane at 0:17 and doesn't go up for the dunk until 0:22. Hardly the first player to get away with extra time in the lane though, so I don't think Knicks fans have any beef. Especially since I'm pretty sure that if you look close enough in the Garden, Patrick Ewing is still camped in the lane going on 22 years now.

Posted by: JC | January 21, 2007 4:00 AM | Report abuse

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