'Big Shot Bob' always came through in the playoffs. Here are 10 late-game heroes who became legends with some of the greatest clutch shots in recent playoff history. By Louis Ojeda Jr. / FOX Sports Southwest
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Sean Elliott, 1999 Spurs vs. Trail Blazers
Trailing by as many as 18 points in Game 2 of the 1999 Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers, the San Antonio Spurs pulled to within 2 in the final minute. Elliott nearly fell down as he received the inbounds pass and shot an off-balanced go-ahead 3-pointer with his heels hovering over the edge of the sideline. The "Memorial Day Miracle" gave the Spurs an 86-85 victory and highlights their first NBA championship season.
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John Stockton, 1997 Jazz vs. Rockets
Tied at 100 with 2.8 seconds remaining in Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals, Stockton's deep 3-pointer as time expired closed out the Houston Rockets and launched the Utah Jazz to their first-ever NBA Finals appearance.
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Michael Jordan, 1989 Bulls vs. Cavaliers
With three seconds remaining and the Bulls trailing by one, Jordan's foul line jumper as time expired sunk the Cleveland Cavaliers with a first-round series-ending 101-100 Game 5 victory. Jordan's first NBA title didn't come until 1991, but he gave fans a taste of things to come in the 1989 playoffs with what became known as "The Shot."
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Robert Horry, 2005 Spurs vs. Pistons
Already known as "Big Shot Bob" for his clutch game-winners throughout his career, Horry added another to his resume with the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the 2005 NBA Finals against the Detroit Pistons. Trailing on the road 95-93 in overtime, Horry put in a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds remaining as the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead on their way to their third NBA championship
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Reggie Miller, 1995 Pacers vs. Knicks
The New York Knicks looked ready to take an Eastern Conference semifinals Game 1 win over the Indiana Pacers with a six-point lead in the final seconds. But Miller stunned Madison Square Garden with back-to-back 3-pointers in just 5.5 seconds to tie the game. He added two free throws to give the Pacers the lead and a crucial win in a series that would extend to seven games.
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Magic Johnson, 1987 Lakers vs. Celtics
One of the signature moments of the NBA's greatest rivalry came in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals. Johnson's "Sky Hook" over Kevin McHale and Robert Parish put the Los Angeles Lakers on top with 2 seconds remaining and the 107-106 victory gave them a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Boston Celtics. LA went on to claim the title in Game 6.
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Derek Fisher, 2004 Lakers vs. Spurs
There were actually two unbelievable late shots in this game. San Antonio looked to have Game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers won after Tim Duncan's fadeaway put the Spurs on top 73-72 with 0.4 seconds remaining. But the Lakers had just enough time to top that as Derek Fisher launched a jaw-dropping game-winning jumper to stun the defending champions and give his team a 3-2 series lead.
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Ray Allen, 2013 Heat vs. Spurs
The Miami Heat appeared to be done when the San Antonio Spurs took a five-point lead with less than 30 seconds remaining in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. But LeBron James and Co. didn't go down without a fight. Trailing by three with the final seconds ticking away, Ray Allen drained a game-tying 3-pointer with 5.2 remaining to force overtime. The Heat went on to win the game and the series in Game 7 for their second consecutive NBA Championship.
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Robert Horry, 2002 Lakers vs. Kings
In danger of falling into a 3-1 series hole against the Sacramento Kings in the 2002 Western Conference Finals, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal's shots didn’t fall with the final seconds ticking away. But the ball was tipped out right into the hands of Horry with one second remaining and his 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded gave the Lakers a stunning 100-99 Game 4 victory.
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Michael Jordan, 1998 Bulls vs. Jazz
It was a fitting end to the Jordan era with the Chicago Bulls in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. After stealing the ball from Karl Malone in the final minute, his last shot gave the Bulls a one-point lead with 5.2 seconds remaining. The 87-86 win capped Jordan's Chicago career with a sixth championship in eight seasons.