24. Byron Scott vs. Detroit Pistons, Game 6 NBA Finals, June 19, 1988.

The setting: The Lakers trailed the Pistons by three points at the Forum when Scott went past Isiah Thomas and made a 15-foot shot with 52 seconds left. The significance: After Scott’s basket, the Pistons missed a shot and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made two free throws with 14 seconds remaining to give the Lakers a 103-102 victory, forcing a Game 7, which the Lakers won. Scott’s shot allowed the Lakers to become the first team in 19 seasons to repeat at champions.
Bob Galbraith / Associated Press
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