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NBA Finals: Ranking the 5 Most Clutch Shots of all time

Nathan Paul
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Modified 01 Apr 2020, 17:29 IST
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#4 Steve Kerr - 1997 Finals, Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz

It was Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals and the Chicago Bulls were leading the Utah Jazz 3 games to 2. The Jazz were playing to extend the series to a Game 7 while the Bulls want to end it all right here.

After going back and forth through the entire game, both teams were tied at 86 with just 28 seconds to go. The Bulls were in a similar situation in an earlier game in the series where Jordan was double teamed by John Stockton who managed to steal the ball. During a timeout, Jordan recalled what happened and told Steve Kerr if Stockton comes to double team MJ, he needs to be ready for the ball.

As expected, the ball was inbounded to Jordan who dribbled out most of the clock. Now with under 10 seconds to go in the game, Stockton left Kerr wide open and double-teamed Jordan, expecting him to take the final shot. Jordan picked up the ball and swung it to the ready Kerr, who immediately pulled up for a jumper from 17 feet to put the Bulls up by 2. The Jazz were unable to make a shot in the final possession of the game to extend the series and the Bulls won their 5th championship.

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Published 08 Jun 2019, 11:56 IST
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