DeMarre Carroll’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer forces 3OT, where Nets beat Cavaliers (video)

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Whether teams should foul or defend when leading by three points late is contextual. Who has the ball? Where on the court is he? How much time is left? How good is the offensive team at 3-pointers?

Nets forward DeMarre Carroll holding the ball inside the arc while attempting to pass to sharpshooter Joe Harris with a few seconds left seems like a nearly perfect time to foul.

Instead, the Cavaliers defended, and Carroll made the game-tying 3-pointer to force a third time. Brooklyn then won,

Of course, other context matters, too. Cleveland is tanking, and the loss improved draft position.