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NBA Playoff Buzzer Beaters That Fans Will Never Forget  

Zachary Benau
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The NBA playoffs bring an all new intensity level that is nothing like the regular season. And with every possession of every game meaning so much, there is nothing better than watching a buzzer beater in the playoffs. These buzzer beaters have not only made for iconic moments that fans will never forget, but have helped shape the careers of many players in the NBA. Jordan jumping over Ehlo, Robert Horry beating the Kings, and Jerry West hitting a 60-footer to tie the game are just some of the great moments in NBA playoff history. 

Many factors go into the ranking such as the importance of the game, the difficulty of the shot, and whether it was a game-winning or game-tying shot. In your opinion, which ones are the best NBA playoff buzzer beaters?
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You can't have a list of clutch plays and not include Kobe Bryant on it. In the 2006 Western Conference First Round, Bryant took the jump ball from Walton, dribbled to the elbow and rose up for the game winner to give the Lakers a 99-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns. 

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During Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals, John Stockton took the inbound pass, took a couple of dribbles and drilled a game winning three pointer to send the Utah Jazz to the NBA Finals. In the storied career of John Stockton, this was one of the biggest shots he's ever made. 

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This shot would win the award for the highest degree of difficulty. In the 1970 NBA Finals with the Lakers trailing by two, Jerry West hit a 60 footer to send the game into overtime (Had there been a three point line in 1970, this shot would have won the game and not tied it). The Lakers did end up losing the game in overtime, but if you hit a shot beyond half-court in the NBA finals to tie the game you certainly belong on this list.

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With the Cavaliers trailing 95-93 and already down 1-0 in the best of seven series against the Orlando Magic in the Easter Conference Finals, the Cavs were desperate for some of their own magic. Luckily for them, LeBron James bailed them out when he took the inbounds pass with just over a second to go and turned and fired and hit the game winning three pointer. This was one of LeBron's first big playoff moments.

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