Hundreds of pro basketball games are played each year and there are predicted wins and losses. Sometimes, however, something so epic happens that it’s talked about for years to come. Here are some of the best.
No. 8 Beats No. 1
The Nuggets were number 8 when they beat the Seattle Supersonics in 1994, thanks in part to superstar Dikembe Mutumbo.
Tim Duncan Three Pointer
As the buzzer sounded in a 2008 game with the Phoenix Suns, Tim Duncan sunk a three point basket, tying the game and sending it into overtime.
Hakeem Olajuwon Stuff
As John Starks went up to take a shot that would tie a playoff game, Olajuwon stuffed the ball, earning his Houston Rockets the win.
Dirk Nowitzki Free Throws
Nowitzki broke NBA records in 2011 when he made 24 consecutive free throws in one game against the Oklahoma Thunder.
Allern Iverson Makes 48 Points
In a 2011 playoff game, Allen Iverson sunk a total of 48 points during a single faceoff against the L.A. Lakers.
When LeBron James only sat out for 55 seconds due to leg cramps and made several baskets on one leg, he knew he would go down in history.
John Paxon Makes a Three
When Paxson made this three pointer during a 1993 game, he scored the Chicago Bulls their first three peat against the Phoenix Suns.
Broken Handed Win
In 1949, George Mikan earned Minneapolis the title with a shot that he made despite having a broken hand.
Last Second Layup
Jerry West made an epic steal and layup that won his Lakers the game in 1962.
In a 2008 playoff game between the Celtics and the Lakers, Boston closed a 24 point gap in the score to win the game.