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Winning 3 never far from his mind

Mavs' Carter earned redemption for ancient miss by hitting buzzer 3 to win Game 3

Updated: April 27, 2014, 12:47 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

None of us knew it, but Vince Carter had been holding on to the corner jumper he missed in Game 7 of 2001 Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers for 4,724 days.

The missed jumper didn't consume Carter, but he has worked on that particular shot every practice since then -- always waiting and hoping for redemption.

Sure, Carter has achieved virtually every individual accolade the NBA has to offer, but that one shot has bothered him more than any other because ...

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