The NBA Playoffs is about classic games. It’s about a series of events that will on years down the line. That is what it’s all about.
We have seen some of those games this postseason.
Here are the five best postseason games thus far:
5. Andre Miller revisits his glory days; Nuggets top Warriors after late layup 97-95
Andre Miller scored a game-high 28 points while putting in the game-winning layup late to top the Golden State Warriors 97-95 in Game 1 of their series.
He was dominating throughout the course of the game, but what made this great was the fact that Golden State has some of the youngest talent in the league. Miller went out there like that old guy at the YMCA who can still ball, showing that it doesn’t matter how old you are.
4. Oklahoma City Thunder lose big lead but win late
Houston had multiple chances in their opening round series of the NBA Playoffs against the top seed but could never make it happen.
Case in point was Game 2 at Oklahoma City.
Houston was down 15 points in the 4th quarter before storming back on a 21-2 run to take the lead thanks to James Harden’s 36 points.
But then, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant did what they do best and that’s score at a great clip, each pouring in 29 points.
Oklahoma City held on for the 105-102 victory.
3. Chicago Bulls shock Miami Heat in Game 1
Nate Robinson outshines LeBron James. Chicago shocks Miami in Game 1 on the road.
Anything can happen in the NBA Playoffs and the Bulls proved it.
Robinson scored a game-high 27 points while LeBron James scored 24 in the game.
This series is the definition of playoff basketball. We have seen physical play, outstanding defense (at times) and guys who are pushing the limits.
Maybe it’s dirty, maybe it’s overly physical…either way it’s great theater.
2. Brooklyn Nets fall to Chicago Bulls in 3 OT
Three overtimes. 276 combined points. Clutch shots at the end of shot clocks and game clocks.
Game 4 was the second best game of the 2013 NBA Playoffs thus far. The previous games were real good, but you can’t compete with a game that goes into multiple overtimes.
Nate Robinson scored 34 points including crazy clutch shots. Deron Williams played like the superstar we all know he can be.
It was a classic NBA Postseason game and worthy of 2nd on this list.
1. Manu Ginobili drains shot in double OT to defeat Golden State in Game 1
This was the game of the NBA Playoffs thus far.
129-127 was the final score of Game 1 between San Antonio and Golden State. Stephen Curry scored 44 points, five players scored in double figures for the Spurs and Manu Ginobili, despite going 5-of-20, drained a game-winning three pointer in the second overtime to give the Spurs a 1-0 series edge.
Ginobili is a gamer. When the Spurs need a bucket or a big play, Ginobili does what he needs to do in order to help his team.
He proved it in Game 1 even though he struggled throughout the game.