2. Shane Battier, Game 7 of 2013 Finals
During the 2013 playoff run, Shane Battier was far from his best offensively. In the 2012 playoffs, Battier shot 38% from behind the arc, while in 2013, Battier’s percentage plummeted to 29%.
Against the Spurs in the Finals, Battier only made one 3-pointer in nine attempts through the first four games, but slowly started to improve as the series carried on. Battier made two 3-pointers in Game 5 and followed up with three 3-pointers made in Game 6.
Battier only got better, and in Game 7, he doubled his made 3s the previous game with six, contributing for half of the team’s makes from 3 as the Heat made 12 total. In an interview with USA Today, Battier stated that his growth in confidence was a factor into having a good outing.
"“Honestly, I felt good the last couple of games. And I made a couple of threes last game, and so I felt really confident tonight.”"
With Dwyane Wade having a 23-point 10-rebound game and LeBron James having a series high 37-point outing, Battier’s perimeter shooting off the bench put the Heat over the top, as two starters in Mike Miller and Chris Bosh combined for zero points on 0 for 10 shooting.
The Heat would go on to win 95-88, claiming their third championship in franchise history while also going back-to-back. Miami also handed the Spurs their first and only finals loss in six trips.
To top off the list, coming in at No. 1 is someone who was a part of all three title runs, with this instance being a major factor in bringing home Miami’s first ever championship. He’s known as Mr. 305, and this performance summed up who Udonis Haslem was as a player.