This Date in History: Jerry Wests Steal/Winning Layup; Game 3, 1962 NBA Finals (4/10/62)
On April 10th, 1962, with the score tied at 115 with four seconds remaining in Game 3, Sam Jones of the Celtics tried to inbound the ball at half court to Bob Cousy. The Lakers Jerry West stepped in, deflected the ball and raced downcourt for a game-winning layup at the horn. West was mobbed by teammates and the L.A. Sports Arena crowd, and carried off the court after giving the Lakers a 2-1 series lead. The Celtics would eventually win the series in an overtime Game 7.