Posted Feb 27 2013 9:06AM
1970: Mr. Clutch Sinks a 60-Footer
Jerry West showed he deserved his nickname when he buried a 60-foot, game-tying bomb at the buzzer in Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Knicks.
1970: Reed Inspires Knicks to Victory
It remains one of sports most dramatic moments: Madison Square Garden. NBA Finals. Knicks vs. Lakers. Game 7. Just before tip-off, Willis Reed hobbles out on a bandaged leg, then scores the first two baskets, propelling the Knicks to their first NBA title.
1972: Lakers Win 33 in a Row
By beating the Hawks on January 7, 1972, Jerry West and the Lakers set an NBA record for most consecutive wins with 33.
1974: Celtics Survive Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Heroics
The Milwaukee Bucks were favored to beat the Boston Celtics in the 1974 NBA Finals but Dave Cowens and his teammates proved you could never count the Celtics out.
1976: Greatest Game Ever?
The triple-overtime battle between the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals was the longest Finals game ever and maybe the best game of all-time.
1978: Gervin, Thompson Duel to the Finish
The 1977-78 season featured two of the league's most spectacular stars in a duel for the scoring crown that came down to the final day of the season.
Dwight Howard throws down with two hands off the Wizards turnover in their own end.
Otto Porter races ahead for the pass from Ramon Sessions for the dunk off the turnover.
|Wall Hustles for the Dime|
John Wall loses the ball but hustles to the floor to get it to Otto Porter for the reverse layup and the foul.
|Wall Stops Brewer|
John Wall comes from behind with the block off the glass on Corey Brewer's shot.
|Harden Beats the Buzzer|
James Harden beats the first-half buzzer with driving floater down the middle of the lane.