Where Brooklyn Nets-Chicago Bulls Classic Ranks Among Best OT Playoff Games Ever

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Where Brooklyn Nets-Chicago Bulls Classic Ranks Among Best OT Playoff Games Ever
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Nate Robinson and Joe Johnson traded clutch shots, Kirk Hinrich played 60 minutes, and two gritty Eastern Conference squads combined to score 276 points.

The Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets created a triple-overtime instant classic on Saturday that's sure to go down in history as one of the greatest overtime playoff games of all time.

But where does it rank against the best overtime postseason tilts we've ever seen?

Massive individual performances and impossibly contentious contests have been around for a while. Not all of them manage to go to triple overtime like the one between the Bulls and Nets did, but there are plenty of other ways to generate drama.

LeBron James used an Eastern Conference finals overtime performance to announce his ascension not so long ago. Looking further back, there's a true classic between the Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics that cannot be forgotten.

Oh, and Michael Jordan's playoff-record 63 points is in there somewhere, too.

The tilt between the Nets and Bulls was incredible, but was it historically great?

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