clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

On this date: Clippers complete incredible comeback vs. Bucks

A major throwback

Eric Piatkowski #52

If you were a Clippers fan 19 years ago, you surely must remember one of the craziest finishes to a game in franchise history. Trailing by six points with less than 40 seconds remaining, the Clippers rallied from six down to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime.

It all started with Keyon Dooling, who hit a three with 34 seconds left to cut LA’s deficit to three. Just seconds later, Dooling would come up with the defensive play of the game, stealing the ball from Sam Cassell, giving the Clippers a chance to tie the game. After the timeout, none other than Eric Piatkowski would hit the game-tying three.

The Bucks would go up by as much as five in overtime, but Dooling and Piatkowski reeled the Clippers back in. Dooling hit a three to cut the deficit to two, and Piatkowski knocked down a three to bring LA to within one.

After a back-and-forth final two minutes, the Clippers led by one and had the ball with 30 seconds left. After they ran down the shot clock, Piatkowski used glass to give the Clips the three-point lead with seven seconds remaining.

The Clippers won the game, and Ralph Lawler was besides himself. He called it one of the greatest wins in history, and his color commentator Bill Walton called it one of the greatest victories in the history of Western Civilization.

Truly epic.