More info on Jerry West
April 29, 1970 - When Dave DeBusschere's jumper with three seconds left in the fourth quarter gave the New York Knicks a 102-100 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the Forum, it looked like Game 3 of the NBA Finals was over. But Jerry West thought otherwise.
It did, the breath-taking buzzer-beating shot sent the game into overtime. DeBusschere fell to the court as if he had been shot. But West and his Laker teammates couldn't keep the Knicks down as DeBusschere and the Knicks got off the floor to post a 111-108 victory.
After his phenomenal shot, West showed he was human in overtime, going 0-for-5. He finished with 34 points (11-of-28 from the field) and nine assists.
A dejected West had difficulty talking about his shot after the game, saying, "It doesn't really matter, does it, because we lost."Odds 'n' Ends