Key mistake dooms Knicks in Philly

Shawne Williams' decision to not shoot a 3-pointer spoiled the Knicks' comeback

Updated: February 5, 2011, 9:32 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPNNewYork.com

PHILADELPHIA -- The NBA's leading 3-point shooter had the ball alone in the corner with 3 seconds left, and all he needed to do was pull the trigger and see whether the Knicks would go home winners or losers.

But Shawne Williams had a mental hiccup, hesitated and made the fateful decision to drive toward the hoop. He released an off-balance layup attempt with his left (nonshooting) hand, the ball rolled off the rim and what could have been a magnificent final-minute comeback instead ended ...

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