NBA history: Remembering series-clinching buzzer-beaters

NBA history: Remembering series-clinching buzzer-beaters

This week on the Over and Back Podcast we have more NBA history with a look at playoff buzzer-beaters, this time looking at second round, conference semifinal and conference final series clinchers!

Our series on NBA playoff buzzer beaters continues with a look at second round, semifinals and conference finals series-clinchers.

Shots discussed in this episode include:

  • Tom Heinsohn concluding the very first Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain playoff series in 1960 with a huge shot to win it for the Boston Celtics.
  • Kawhi Leonard‘s baseline jumper over the stretched-out arm of Joel Embiid hits the rim four times before finally falling in and moving the Toronto Raptors past the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019.
  • Jo Jo White‘s anti-climatic free-throw series clincher in 1974 against the Buffalo Braves that had Jack Ramsey livid.
  • Michael Jordan puts a dagger in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ hearts again—Gerald Wilkins does all he can to stop it but alas, Jordan does it again.
  • Ralph Sampson helps the Hakeem Olajuwon and the young Houston Rockets upset the juggernaut Los Angeles Lakers in 1986 with an improbable shot to win it.
  • After years of failing to clinch their ticket to the NBA Finals, Mario Elie and Charles Barkley have a defensive miscommunication giving John Stockton a wide-open three and Utah Jazz their first finals berth in franchise history.

NBA playoff buzzer-beaters: First-round series clinchers:

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