by Brett Edwards
The Bucks beat the Wizards tonight on a three-pointer at the buzzer by Maurice (Mo) Williams. This was the culmination to an *amazing* offensive performance by Williams. He scored 17 points in the last 7 minutes of the game, capped off by the 3 as time expired. Mo was ON FIRE!
After giving back all of a 9-point fourth quarter lead, the game was tied with about 30 seconds left, when Arenas for WAS tried driving to the basket, but was called for an offensive foul, pushing off TJ Ford to create space for the shot. It was a questionable call, but right as the whistle blew Jamaal Magloire was blocking his shot anyway. So MIL gets the ball with 13 seconds left, and of course they let Mo handle it 'cause he's been raining. He dribbles the clock down, and he's about 5 feet behind the 3-point line, and I see the clock down to 4, 3, 2, and I'm thinking "oh God, this is going to be a horrible shot," but Mo calmly pulled up and nailed it. He ended up with a career high 35 points.
It's not the first time this season Mo Williams has hit a trey at the buzzer to win a game, but that was a little different. He was coming off the bench that game, and had 19 points. Tonight he started in place of the injured Michael Redd, and he definitely did not disappoint.