In contrast to the earlier game-winner against the Phoenix Suns, this 2006 Suns team was a high-powered offensive machine led by two-time MVP Steve Nash.
Also, unlike every other Kobe Bryant game-winner, the Lakers were considered the clear underdogs coming into the series.
WIth the help of Smush Parker (yes, Smush Parker), who stole the ball from Nash on an inbound pass, Bryant connected on a very difficult sidestep floater without using the backboard, sending the game into overtime.
Then in overtime, Bryant single-handedly won the game with a pull-up jumper at the free-throw line over Raja Bell and the outstretched arm of Boris Diaw, giving the seventh-seeded Lakers a 3-1 advantage over the Suns.
Unfortunately, the Lakers lost the next three games in a row and lost the series 4-3.
Out of all of Kobe Bryant's clutch moments in his career, this moment was arguably the most memorable, and solidified Bryant as one of the greatest clutch performers in NBA history.