Lakers outduel Spurs on last-second shot

Friday, May 14, 2004

NBA PLAYOFFS

SAN ANTONIO -- The final second featured two unbelievable shots. Tim Duncan's might have been better, but Derek Fisher's came last.

Fisher swished the game-winning 18-foot jumper off an inbounds pass with 0.4 seconds left, giving the Los Angeles Lakers a stunning 74-73 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night for a 3-2 lead in their second-round series.

"One lucky shot deserves another," Shaquille O'Neal said.

The Lakers head home for Game 6 Saturday night having won three straight.

San Antonio, which had a 17-game winning streak ended in Game 3, had its 17-game home winning streak snapped by this loss.

The Spurs are now on the brink of elimination, something they didn't face during championship runs last year and in 1999.-- AP

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