The Indiana Pacers have enjoyed recent success, establishing back-to-back playoff appearances in 2011 and 2012 after failing to make the postseason for six consecutive seasons.
In spite of this, their glory years in the NBA were in the mid to late 1990s—the era of Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson, Rik Smits, Haywoode Workman, Byron Scott, Derrick McKey and the Davis Boys, Dale and Antonio.
This was when the Indiana Pacers made the Eastern Conference Finals five times in seven seasons from 1994-2000. This glory era culminated in an NBA Finals appearance in 2000 against the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers, which defeated Indiana in six games to clinch the title.
In this time in NBA history, the Pacers made the loudest noise, producing memorable shots that deserve all-time recognition as the franchise's best ever.
These shots are not judged on flair, difficulty and execution alone. Rather, they are considered the top of the heap because of their long-term impact during the postseason.
Think of a buzzer-beating three-pointer that extends the Eastern Conference semifinals to a deciding seventh game. The winning team eventually goes on to snag the title. Had it not been for that shot, the team never would have advanced.
When this slideshow is over, you will realize the Indiana Pacers of the 1990s are not just about Hall of Famer Reggie Miller.