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Milwaukee Bucks
Catching Up With ... Fred Carter
Catching Up With ... Fred Carter

The player who scored the biggest basket in Baltimore Bullets history turned 68 Thursday. Happy Birthday, Mad Dog. "I can still shoot," Fred Carter, the man with the feral nickname, said from his home in Norristown, Pa. "I can't make the 20-footer, but I'm good from 12 to 15. The range isn't there, but the jump shot is." The shot was there 42 years ago, too, in the seventh and deciding game of the 1971 NBA Eastern Conference finals. Sixty-eight seconds remained when Carter, a second-year guard, hit a 20-footer to give the Bullets a 93-89 lead over the hated New York Knicks. New York responded with a basket and, with three seconds left, tried...