Vince Carter Proves Half Man, Fourth (Quarter) Amazing As Magic Knock Off Cavs

February 21st, 2010 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
Over the course of his career, Vince Carter has made a habit out of coasting through big games, wilting down the stretch, and playing like a milquetoast wimp.

Nothing has changed this season, where Carter’s frequent disappearing acts have put a damper on the Orlando Magic’s hope for a fairy tale ending.

Carter’s timidity was on full bore as he drifted through a listless 1-5, three point performance over the first 42 minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He refused to attack the rim, was absent on many help assignments, and mustered no competitive fire whatsoever.

It appeared as if the Magic would lose their third straight game to the Cavs this year, and would look less and less like viable contenders to Cleveland’s potential Eastern Conference stranglehold.

Then, out of absolutely nowhere, Mount Carter erupted and willed the Magic to victory.

After a 1-2 high screen with Jameer Nelson, Delonte West picked Carter up on a switch. Carter promptly backed him down and earned a foul, making two free throws. Another 1-2 screen and switch allowed Carter to spin to the baseline and drive to the basket where he empha ...

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