Every now and then, Vince Carter’s 38-year-old legs propel him up into the air, thrilling NBA fans with a flash of his former high-flying self.
VC drove and put down a vintage jam on the visiting Boston Celtics, helping the Memphis Grizzlies to a come-from-behind 101-98 win.
Per the AP:
A lackluster performance through 2 1/2 quarters left the Grizzlies down 21 points to Boston. […] “It’s never going to be easy,” said Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, who had a couple of steals that contributed to 10 Boston turnovers after halftime. “We aren’t just going to come in and dust people on the floor. We just aren’t that type of team.”
Isaiah Thomas, who led the Celtics with 35 points, made two free throws to cut the Memphis lead to 101-98 with 5.1 seconds left. Then he stole the ball after the Grizzlies’ inbounds pass. […] Avery Bradley missed a 3-pointer, but the rebound eventually landed in Thomas’ hands again as time was expiring. He launched a 3 that would have tied the game, but officials confirmed the basket came after the final horn, giving Memphis its fifth victory in seven games.
Boston lost its third straight and fifth in the last six. […] “It’s very frustrating because we ended up losing,” Thomas said. “I don’t know what it is. We find ways to lose. You have to give credit to Memphis. They grinded it out. We played our game in the first half. We played their game in the second half.”