Gordon lifts Hornets past Mavs in OT
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Eric Gordon's three-point play with 4.7 seconds left lifted the New Orleans Hornets to a 99-96 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.
Following an O.J. Mayo miss with 17.9 ticks left, Gordon dribbled between his legs and took one dribble to his left before getting Darren Collison to bite on a pump fake. Gordon then leaned into Collison and banked one home from just above the free throw line.
After Gordon sunk the subsequent free throw, Dallas called timeout and advanced the ball past midcourt. Mayo took the inbounds pass and turned to let a potential game-tying three fly, but lost control of the ball. Gordon, though, kicked the ball with 1.4 seconds showing and the Mavericks had one last chance.
Vince Carter took the inbounds pass as he dashed to the right corner, turned and fired a trey that bounced off the rim as the final horn sounded.
Gordon finished with 14 points while Greivis Vasquez poured in a game-high 25 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Hornets, who had dropped two straight entering the contest.
Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 20 points and Vince Carter added 17 points off the bench in the setback.
01/05 23:16:52 ET