What a truly amazing playoffs it has been thus far. From the incredible intensity, to the game-winning buzzer beaters. The NBA Playoffs are the best thing on television right now. It is really sad to see that the NBA season is slowly coming to an end, but yet again, the Finals are just a few weeks away. I present to you the game winning shots of the Playoffs in order of how great they were. Enjoy and comment!
The game winners started in the first game for the Sixers against the Magic. With the game tied, 98-98, Andre Iguodala received the ball with less than 10 seconds remaining on the shot clock. Guarded by Hedo Turkoglu, Iguodala dribbled the ball, took a step back and absolutely nailed the fadeaway jumper with only two seconds left on the clock!
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With the score tied at 81-81, Turkoglu got the ball and was defended by Thaddeus Young. He took a few dribbles, looked at Young in the face, jumped up and shot the ball from three-point range. With only five seconds left in regulation, Turkoglu drained the jumper giving Orlando the lead with only tenths of a second remaining on the clock!
After a disappointing loss during game one, the Celtics were determined to redeem themselves in game two. With the game tied at 115 a piece and only 12.3 seconds left on the clock, you knew the ball was either going to Paul Pierce or Ray Allen. After running around a few picks made by Glen Davis, Ray Allen received the ball from Rondo and shot the trey without any hesitation. He swished it, leaving only two seconds on the game clock!
Down 2-1 in the series, and down by one point with only 11 seconds left in regulation, the Celtics in bounded the ball. After neither Pierce nor Allen could get open for an inbound, Pierce dished the rock to Glen "Big Baby" Davis and with one second left took the open jumper, scoring the bucket just before the sirens screamed the end of the game!
During the second round of the playoffs, Denver lead the series 2-0. With 6.5 seconds left on the clock and the Nuggets down by two points, Kenyon Martin inbounded the ball. Anthony received the ball and was fouled by Antoine Wright (which was never called by the refs), Melo got an open look from three-point range and without any hesitation took lift off nailing the trey with only one second remaining in regulation!
During game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Magic were down by two points with 23 seconds left in the game. Hedo Turkoglu dished the ball to Rashard Lewis with 17 seconds left. Lewis did a little jab step fake to get Varejao thinking he was going to drive to the hoop and then rose up and swished the three-pointer to give Orlando the one point lead with only 14.7 seconds left in regulation! This shot won game one for the Magic and was ultimately the best and most important game winning shot in the Playoffs thus far!