Lakers Moments: Robert Horry's clutch shot
Three's the magic number: Lakers forward Robert Horry celebrates with the team after his winning shot in the final second of Game 4 against the Kings in the Western Conference finals at Staples Center on May 26, 2002.
Trailing the Kings by two, the Lakers were on the verge of falling behind three games to one in the series after center Shaquille O’Neal missed a layup with three seconds remaining. But the ball was batted by Kings center Vlade Divac in the direction of Horry, who scooped it up and made a 25-foot straightaway shot to lift the Lakers, 100-99, and tie the series.
With that, Horry and the Lakers were on their way to a third consecutive NBA title.
Here's video of the game-winning shot.
Read more about Robert Horry and the 2001-2002 season in All Things Lakers, the Los Angeles Times’ interactive database of all things purple and gold.
-- Sarah Ardalani and Chuck Schilken
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