Top 10 NBA Playoff Moments
From Jordan's final shot to Bird's famous steal, the list great playoff moments is endless. While we undoubtedly left off a number of worthy candidates, here are some of our favorites.
10Big Shot Rob
In Game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals, Robert Horry's game-tying three puts the Lakers on track to win another title.

 
9Magic's 42-15-7 Night
In Game 6 of the 1980 Finals, Magic Johson filled in for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and led the Lakers to a 123-107 win and the first of five titles in his time with L.A.

 
8The Knick Killer
In Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Pacers' sharpshooter stunned fans at Madison Square Garden when he poured in 8 points in 8.9 seconds to beat the Knicks.

 
7The Shot
A game-winner. A first-round-series-winner. And a all-around classic. If anything, you've seen Michael Jordan's celebratory leap and fist pumps afterward.

 
6Reed Bears The Pain
Willis Reed didn't let a torn thigh muscle keep him out of Game 7 of the 1970 Finals. The captain played through pain to help Knicks clinch their first title.

 
5The Steal
With five seconds left in Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Finals, Larry Bird swooped in to intercept an Isiah Thomas inbounds pass, then found cutting guard Dennis Johnson who laid in the game-winning bucket.

 
4Greatest. Game. Ever.
Three overtimes. One buzzer-beater. A tied series. And a championship trophy on the line. Yep, Game 5 of the '76 Finals between the Suns and Celtics was amazing.

 
3"Havlicek Stole the Ball!"
The steal is just as famous as its announcement from Johnny Most. With Boston clinging to a one-point lead over the 76ers, John Havlicek stole an inbounds pass from Hal Greer to seal the series.

 
2Magic's Baby Hook
Magic's soft shot right below the foul line sealed a Lakers win over the Celtics in Game 4 of the 1987 Finals. The Lakers finished off Boston in Game 6.

 
1The Last Shot
The shot seemed to start it all and this shot, in Game 6 of the 1998 Finals, ended it all. Both top-of-the-key, game-winning jumpers. That was Michael Jordan.

 

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