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Milton S. Palacio (born February 7, 1978), referred to as Milt Palacio, is a Belizean American professional basketball player. He was born and raised in Gardenamarker, Californiamarker, to Belizeanmarker parents and is a Belizean citizen.

Basketball career

College

Palacio attended Junípero Serramarker, in Gardenamarker, Californiamarker. He played college basketball at Midland College and Colorado State Universitymarker, 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.

Professional career

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 Palacio with the nickname "Miracle Milt", as a recognition of this incredible incident.

Despite a solid season with the Jazz, Palacio was a free agent at the start of the 2006–07 preseason. He eventually caught on with the Seattle SuperSonics, but was waived before the regular season start, unable to unseat Mike Wilks as the third-string point guard behind Luke Ridnour and Earl Watson.

In the 2007–08 season, Palacio began a European adventure, signing for ex-European champions Partizan Belgrade from Serbiamarker. While struggling mightily at times to begin the year, he learned the European game quickly, playing some great basketball in the second half of the season and being named Euroleague's MVP for the month of March 2008, helping Partizan reach the last 8 of the competition for the first time in 10 years. In this season Palacio won triple crown with Partizan, winning Serbian cup, Adriatic League and Serbian national championship.

During 2008 summer transfer window, Palacio moved to the Russianmarker club Khimki Moscow Region. After a year there, in September 2009, he rejoined Partizan Belgrade, but was released from his contract few weeks later.

International career

He led Belize to a gold medal in the 1998 CARICOM Men's Basketball Tournament, which the country hosted. Palacio also held summer camps in his parents' homeland for aspiring Belizean basketball players.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

1999–00
Vancouver
53 0 7.4 .439 .000 .595 1.0 0.9 0.4 .0 2.0
2000–01
Boston
58 6 19.7 .472 .333 .848 1.8 2.6 0.8 .0 5.9
2001–02
Boston
41 0 12.6 .385 .353 .706 1.2 1.3 0.5 0.1 3.7
2001–02
Phoenix
28 1 9.7 .380 .143 .783 0.8 1.0 0.3 .0 2.8
2002–03
Cleveland
80 46 24.7 .418 .216 .747 2.9 3.2 0.8 0.2 5.0
2003–04
Toronto
59 13 20.5 .349 .154 .662 1.7 3.1 0.7 0.2 4.4
2004–05
Toronto
80 4 19.2 .446 .167 .742 1.7 3.5 0.6 0.2 5.8
2005–06
Utah
71 18 19.4 .424 .063 .653 1.9 2.7 0.7 0.2 6.2
Career
470 88 17.9 .419 .235 .719 1.8 2.5 0.6 0.1 4.8

References

  1. Celtics beat Nets on Palacio's miracle 3-pointer" Associated Press, 29 December 2000.
  2. #10 - Boston Celtics
  3. Palacio returns to Partizan


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