With the Finals already underway, we’re taking a look at some of the most dominant moves from NBA Finals history.1.
Shaquille O’Neal’s 3-pointer on Game 6 vs. Houston, 20092.
O’Neil’s 3 from the left wing on the Cavs’ Game 5 win over the Rockets, 20103.
Shaq’s 3 with 5.5 seconds left in Game 6, 20124.
Shaqtin’ Thompson’s dunk on the Celtics’ Game 6 win over Milwaukee, 20135.
Kevin Garnett’s 3 to seal the series vs. Oklahoma City, 20096.
Shaqs dunk on Game 5 vs. Detroit, 2010The most dominant move in NBA Finals History: Shaq is the only player to sweep two consecutive Finals (2007-08) for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Neal was a one-man show, finishing with 27 points and 10 assists in Game 5, while scoring in double figures in Game 4 and Game 3.
O’Neal is widely regarded as the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history, shooting more than 100% from three-pointers in all four Finals games.
His shot has been known as the “Chrome” of the NBA, and is a key part of the Cavs offense.
OAKS 3-POINT SHOTDOWN IN GAME 5:The Cavs had the ball with the Rockets up by nine, but the Celtics had their back to the basket.
ShaQ had a chance to shoot, but missed.
It was the perfect opportunity for O’Rene to go up for a 3-point shot.
The 3-Point Contest was an absolute no-brainer for Shaq, as he was fouled by Tim Duncan and was unable to get the ball back.
He had a big chance to score with a fadeaway, but instead made the right play to take his time and find the right spot.THE FINAL THREE GAME 5 SHOTWATCH:O’Regan’s 3 on the Rockets’ final possession in the second quarter in Game 3, 2010O’Neil and Shaq make their final three-pointer in Game 7, 2010In the final three minutes of the game, Shaq made his second three-assist attempt and O’ Neal had his chance at the buzzer.
However, Shaqt made a fantastic one-handed pull-up, getting to the rim and sinking a huge, two-handed dunk to seal Game 7.GAME 7 GAME FINALE: OAK SOUNDS AT A SINGLE-THIRD BOOGIE IN THREE GAMES!3.
Kevin Durant’s 3 in the third quarter of Game 5 against the Warriors, 20143.
Durant’s jumper from the corner on the Warriors’ Game 3 win vs. the Lakers, 2014Durant’s 3 during the closing minutes of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, 2014The best dunk in NBA Playoff history: Durant’s shot from the top of the key in Game 2 was absolutely ridiculous.
The ball was in the air, and the Cavs had no chance.
But, Durant managed to get it in the bucket.
He was not afraid to put the ball in the basket and shoot, something that is unheard of in the playoffs.
It is one of the great dunks in NBA History.THE BEST THREE-POINTER DUNK IN NBA PLAYOFF History: Durant made his three-possession game-winning three in the first quarter of a Western Conference Final game, 2007.
In Game 6 in San Antonio, he was just two points shy of a triple-double with three blocks, six points and five rebounds.THE TOP THREE 3-POWER PLAYS IN NBA FINALE History: LeBron James’ triple-doubles in the 2009 NBA Finals vs. Golden State, 2011, and 2010.
James had 16 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and six steals in those Finals.
He has three triple-digits in NBA Playoffs, and he was able to get them all from 3-pointers.THE LEADERSHIP GAME-WINNING THREES IN NCAA PLAYOFFS History: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 3 and LeBron James in the 2006 NBA Finals.
James scored 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in those games.
LeBron’s three-points game-winner against the Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals was the first time in NBA playoff history that a player scored 16 points and made six of his eight three-pt shot attempts.THE STYLE OF THE BEST THREE TOOK A BILLION SHOTS IN THE STREAMS OF NBA PLAYERS?
A few players have gone into the playoffs with their signature moves, but most have played for the same team or have played in the same organization for the last five years.
Here are five of the best three-players who made the most NBA Finals plays.THE RANKINGS: The best three players who have taken a lot of 3-and-