This moment in basketball history goes to show you that you should never celebrate too early — it's not over til' it's over.
During a regular-season game in 1994, Reggie Miller's Indiana Pacers faced off the Bulls in Chicago. Reggie had a great game, as a matter of fact, he drained a basket with 0.8 seconds left on the clock to give the Pacers a 2 point lead. Known for his antics on the court, Miller could not help himself and added another one to the list. He bowed to the Bulls fans after draining the basket.
Unfortunately for Reggie, you could say that instant karma occurred. Phil Jackson calls a timeout, the Bulls inbound the ball to Toni Kukoc, who hits the catch-and-shoot dagger from 3pt range to win the game. Amazing play and perhaps one of the sweetest game-winners you'll ever see — enjoy the video.
The Bulls were trailing by two when Kukoc banked in a long one for a shocking 96-95 victory Friday night at the Stadium.
"I didn't ask for the bank," coach Phil Jackson said. "I wanted a straight shot."
"One of top 10 shots," Kukoc said about his dramatic three after Miller, who led Indiana with 25 points, hit a pair of jumpers down the stretch.
"As you can see, you never really have it until the buzzer goes off," said Miller. "But give Kukoc credit. He hit a big-time shot. I thought we had all the shooters covered, but he got a good look."
"I was like the fourth option," said Kukoc. "The play was not designed for me. Nothing special, really. We won the game, and that's the most important thing. It's not just the last shot. Scottie made a great pass. I practiced this, really. You can ask Bill Cartwright and coach (John), Bach. But I had no idea it was going in."