Milt Palacio

Milton S. Palacio (born February 7, 1978), referred to as Milt Palacio, is a Belizean American professional basketball player. He currently plays with the Greek League club Kavala. He was born and raised in Gardena, California, to Belizean parents and is a Belizean citizen. Palacio attended Junípero Serra, in Gardena, California. He played college basketball at Midland College and Colorado State University, going undrafted in 1999. In his three years with the Rams, Palacio averaged 12.1 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game. In a seven-year NBA career, from 1999–2006, he has played for Vancouver Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and the Utah Jazz with a career scoring average of 4.8 points per game. His most notable achievement was scoring a buzzer beater for the Celtics in their shocking victory over the New Jersey Nets on December 28, 2000. With the Nets leading 111–109 and inbounding the ball with less than 2 seconds remaining, Palacio stole a pass from Lucious Harris and threw up an off-balance shot from 30 feet away. Improbably, the shot swished through the net, giving the Celtics a 112–111 victory. Basketball writers dubbed...


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