1. Iman Shumpert with the HUGE put-back dunk
A dunk that players wait their entire careers for.
What’s most amazing is that Shumpert is “only” 6′ 5” and 200 lbs, and yet he packed so much power and nastiness into the dunk. You could feel and hear that dunk — it’s the closest I’ve felt to seeing a Russell Westbrook dunk since he got injured (sorry Thunder fans).
2. Nate Robinson’s 23 Point Fourth Quarter
Pound-for-pound and inch-for-inch, the best offensive player in the NBA.
3. Stephen Curry’s 22 Point Third Quarter
Best. Shooter. In. Basketball. Period. Warriors fans are wishing that he hadn’t injured his ankle.
4. Manu Ginobili’s Dagger
After taking a horrendous three pointer earlier (and by horrendous I mean a shot of the “30 foot shot with eleven seconds left on the shot clock and under a minute left in the game” variety) Ginobili redeems himself with this dagger three. If Golden State had won this game, I guarantee that Memphis would be playing the Warriors instead of the Spurs.
5. Tayshuan Prince’s Poster Session
You’ll probably disagree with this. I don’t really care.
I’m gonna give some love to Mr. Tayshaun Prince (who I have admired since his Detroit days). In Game Five with the Grizzlies trying to eliminate the Thunder in Oklahoma City, Tayshaun Prince puts a trifecta of Oklahoma City Thunder players (Reggie Jackson, Thabo Sefolosha, and Serge Ibaka) on a poster. Not bad for a thirty-three year old.