Johan Petro became part of Nets history Thursday night.
When he hit 20-foot, left-side jumper with 24.9 seconds left on the clock in the Nets’ 98-67 wipeout loss to the Raptors, Petro scored the final basket in the history of the New Jersey Nets. The team is making its long-awaited move to Brooklyn next season.
“Hey, that’s the way to keep my name in some book,” Petro said with a smile.
And he had no idea when he made the shot. Or even afterward.
“I was just trying to hit the shot, I wasn’t thinking about the whole history behind it,” the 7-foot center said. “But thanks to you guys, now I know. Got my name somewhere.”
– Reported by Fred Kerber of the New York Post