The 2021 NBA Playoffs have reached it's conference finals segments. It's all getting over too quickly, isn't it?
But let's not focus on the present right now because it's time to dwell on the past.
Let's talk about some of the best NBA moments in playoff history.
Last start this list with the newest entry. This season was filled with fans' misbehavior specifically towards Hawks star Trae Young. He responded to jeers in Game 1 against the Knicks but he saved the most memorable moment for last. While kicking off the Knicks in Game 5, Trae dropped a three-pointer, then he turned around and bowed to the crowd that insulted him and his appearance.
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In 1995, with under 20 seconds left in Game 1, the Pacers were down 105-99. When all hope seemed lost, Indiana's star player Reggie Miller hit two three pointers in 5 seconds to tie the game. In a desperate attempt to get back their lead, the Knicks fouled him and Miller shot both his free throws. Thus, Miller led them to a victory in 9 seconds.
Dame time was in full effect during the last 0.9 seconds of this game. Lillard is known for his clutch shots but the most memorable is this series-winner. Blazers were down by 2. So, just outside the three-point line, he took his shot and it went in. This sent the Blazers to their first second-round appearance in 14 years.
In the last seconds of this ECF game in Game 7. Boston had a one point lead against Philly and then the 76ers attempted to make a final play to take the series, John Havlicek "Stole the ball" and led the Celtics to the NBA Finals.
One of the most famous games of Jordan's career was his shot over Ehlo in Game 5 against Cavs. The Bulls were down 100-99, so Jordan made a drifting foul-line shot and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. This is also known as "The Shot".
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The 1987 ECF was intense. Detroit was ahead by one in the final seconds of the game. Pistons star Isiah Thomas tried to pass the ball. However, Larry Bird intercepted it and passed it to Dennis Johnson who sunk it in and put posted ahead with a second left. Victory for the Celtics!
With under 5 seconds to play in Game 7, the score was tied at 90. Almost everyone thought this game will go into OT. Well, everyone expect Kawhi Leonard. In the most dramatic moments of the NBA, Kawhi shot the ball which proceeded to bounce and circle around the rim before it went inside.
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