Tracy McGrady's 13 points in 33 seconds deserves a deep rewind

  • Published on Apr 27, 2019
  • It’s December 9th, 2004, in Houston, Texas. Less than a third of the way through the regular season, the surging 16-4 Spurs are taking on the middling 8-11 Rockets. San Antonio is inbounding the ball up 2 points with 11.2 seconds left. But just a half-minute ago the Spurs were in full control up eight points.
    We’re used to this Spurs team. Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan continue to show why this team is a favorite to win their second championship in three years. Their opponents on the other hand verge on unrecognizable. A new arena, new jerseys, and a new look roster haven’t hidden the blemishes of this Rockets team. But with Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady, if nothing else, they’ve been very exciting and are looking to add themselves to the list of threats in the conference.
    So how did we get to this point so quickly: a team known for their stingy defense squandered an overwhelming lead? We’re about to reach the peak of a moment that’s regarded as one of the greatest individual comebacks in NBA History, but to get there and the moments leading up to the climb let’s rewind.
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    Directed and edited by Alex Hawley
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  • Bruh Moment
    Bruh Moment 10 hours ago

    Bruh that be the CPU in 2K20 when there is 15 seconds there shooting three and making them

  • jorge Villanueva
    jorge Villanueva 4 days ago

    Shoulda gave the ball to harden

  • Johnny Galarza
    Johnny Galarza 4 days ago +1

    Imagine the clowns who left and wasn’t able to witness miracle

  • J Arsenault
    J Arsenault 9 days ago

    As trash as Gaines and Padget are, they'd still skunk most people on earth in a game of 1 on 1....

  • Veer Chasm
    Veer Chasm 12 days ago

    The only reason a December game is this memorable is because it’s the Spurs

  • Oscar
    Oscar 16 days ago

    This was against a prime Spurs team.

  • TrashPanda -
    TrashPanda - 18 days ago

    People forget just how good McGrady really was. It was effortless talent too, at least that's how it looked from the outside. Criminally underrated. One of the last true ISO scorers before the game shifted. He was a freak athlete that rewrote the position being so athletically gifted and superior. Those few seasons with Orlando will go down in history. A few of the best seasons ever from a scorers perspective. Injuries absolutely ravaged T-Mac's career. It's really unfortunate that we were cheated out of his prime because I truly think he was an all-time great, talent wise. At least we were able to see some of what he could do. Enough to what-if a million scenarios...

  • marumanto
    marumanto 18 days ago +1

    do Klay's 37 point quarter

  • Its Yah Boy
    Its Yah Boy 18 days ago +1

    13:13 you could clearly see Bowen moving his left foot so that T-Mac would land awkwardly. That man is one of the reasons we couldn't get more out of T-Mac's career.

  • Nsnskk Jskkddksk
    Nsnskk Jskkddksk 21 day ago +1

    Feeling like Tracy McGrady from the pistons- Blueface

  • Scott Dunlevy
    Scott Dunlevy 22 days ago +1

    If you gonna make this you gotta do one on reggie’s 8 points in 9 seconds

  • J K
    J K 22 days ago

    Weak vid. Manu Ginobili defied coach pop in a play previous to this. pop blew his top so bad he looked like he would cut Manu right there and then. It took the whole Spurs team to beg have him to forgive Manu for whatever trangression he had committed. It's amateurish to miss that key factor and then Yap on about how Mcgrady got to Houston

  • gd131
    gd131 25 days ago

    Legend says those Rocket's fans that left earlier still regret it to this day.

  • El Rey
    El Rey 28 days ago

    I remember being a young teenager in the UK with all my pals raving about soccer, one very late I saw this game on TV, I fell in love with basketball, and the houston rockets!

  • Young Suit
    Young Suit 28 days ago

    This started to become more about Yao than Tmac

  • Dusty151
    Dusty151 29 days ago

    I love when guys like this call NBA players bums. Tell me again, how many years did you play in the NBA?

  • EthanLOOツ
    EthanLOOツ 29 days ago


  • EthanLOOツ
    EthanLOOツ 29 days ago

    My exact birthday haha! 🎁

  • CBsays
    CBsays Month ago

    Jesus Christ, the hoop must have been the size of Texas in his mind. Defenders... where?!

  • Jon K
    Jon K Month ago

    Fantastic video.

  • Malaki727
    Malaki727 Month ago

    I like the old rocker logo and jerseys

  • corn cob
    corn cob Month ago

    Oh my gosh just get to the point already

  • Les Krapps
    Les Krapps Month ago

    He did it against one of the best defenders that has ever played the game too, Very special moment in the NBA

  • Les Krapps
    Les Krapps Month ago

    I was watching this gamer at home when it happened. It was one of the most exciting showcases I have ever seen in an NBA game. Tmac was lights out

  • jådeñ
    jådeñ Month ago +2

    Lol 15th year anniversary

    Dec 9th 2019 lmfao

  • Etai London
    Etai London Month ago

    "Chasing the moving target on the scoreboard while maneuvering through a swarm of bodies, McGrady willed his team to this position, despite the lack of talent surrounding him" poetry

  • Mario Pantoja
    Mario Pantoja Month ago +2

    "where a team with historically stingy defense....

  • john john
    john john Month ago

    Nah it doesn't. The only thing it deserves is admiration and respect.

  • Chris Larusso
    Chris Larusso Month ago

    Man for the people that left the game thats gotta hurt

  • OGkluster
    OGkluster Month ago

    Gave me chills

  • Gzus peterson
    Gzus peterson Month ago

    I always love when some guy who makes youtube videos are calling guys who made the nba a bunch of bums. Maybe in terms of nba players they arent the cream of the crop but the guy calling them bums would give his life to be where they are

  • Watchdog Maxim
    Watchdog Maxim 2 months ago

    The great T Mac

  • Joseph Wise
    Joseph Wise 2 months ago

    A 4th quarter game in the 70s yikes

  • Fernando Leon
    Fernando Leon 2 months ago

    Dude do like 5 takes untill the words flow man or don’t use yourself as a cut seen. This bed must be old cuz I’ve seen a few and they are the reason I came to watch another. The narrator made me wanna hear more. This vid made me wanna smoke bleach and eat batteries:/

  • crewcutter2030
    crewcutter2030 2 months ago

    Also make Ray Allens 3 points that won a championship with the heat.

  • Drew Rycerz
    Drew Rycerz 2 months ago

    15 min to talk about 33 seconds. Alright then.

  • rajesh tharyan
    rajesh tharyan 2 months ago +1

    6:50 When the video starts

  • Alex 24
    Alex 24 2 months ago

    Offense wins Games

    Defense wins Championships

  • Robert Jacobson
    Robert Jacobson 2 months ago

    I still dont know how devin brown lost the ball...

  • Th3_ Answ3rs_
    Th3_ Answ3rs_ 2 months ago

    Tmac is that player who was a beast but never got a Ring

  • Nick Fisher
    Nick Fisher 2 months ago

    The spurs were a super team formed the right way, through terrific drafting. No one can complain when you draft stars instead of sign them

  • o7
    o7 2 months ago

    As a Spurs fan this still hurts

  • Zach Padilla
    Zach Padilla 2 months ago

    The synth music in the background is perfect

  • Caio the Kidd
    Caio the Kidd 2 months ago

    LeBron chasedown block rewind

  • James Daniels
    James Daniels 2 months ago


  • Andy Karas
    Andy Karas 3 months ago

    Do the Steph Curry shot against the Thunder

  • poms poms
    poms poms 3 months ago

    Why does this channel hate the Spurs

  • Ralph Lau
    Ralph Lau 3 months ago

    the speechless players expression....LOLOLOL

  • Keenan McCarty
    Keenan McCarty 3 months ago

    Who was this guy? I’ve never seen him on an sbnation video before and he’s cool.

  • ThreeMegabites
    ThreeMegabites 3 months ago +1

    If ur the dude who left cuz ur mad ur fave team is going to lose but actually u missed the greatest comebacks in NBA history😂

  • RespectProcess
    RespectProcess 4 months ago

    2k on rookie mode

  • Drew K
    Drew K 4 months ago

    I remember watching this game -

  • WalKeyDriveTv 23
    WalKeyDriveTv 23 4 months ago

    How it's it fair that Jeremy Lin gets treated bad and Yao Ming gets treated good like how!!!

  • Jared Frye
    Jared Frye 4 months ago

    Walking bucket forever. My favorite player of all time. T-Mac 1s and 2s are the filthiest shoes ever made.

  • Tsalis Abida Nurdin
    Tsalis Abida Nurdin 4 months ago

    McGrady Mr. Buckets

  • Bipolar-Jaguar
    Bipolar-Jaguar 4 months ago

    Damn this is where 2k got Shanghai

  • George Stamatinos
    George Stamatinos 4 months ago

    Imagine leaving this game with 1 minute left in the 4th?

  • kingdudeh
    kingdudeh 4 months ago

    Kyrie game winner 2016 deserves a rewind

  • Gee Garcia
    Gee Garcia 4 months ago

    Damn I miss this era of basketball... 90s and early 2000s were golden years for me watching NBA Basketball. Almost every team at least one certified star and aside from the Lakers and Bulls having won multiple championships, some teams improved and got deep into playoffs and even won a title or two (Rockets, Pistons, Heat, and even Spurs before they became Dynasty after 1999.)

  • Alternate Selfie
    Alternate Selfie 4 months ago

    Kawhi Leonard’s game 7 buzzer beater and then winning the championship needs a deep rewind