Question No. 1: What is the greatest Finals moment in NBA history?
Game 7, 1970 NBA Finals
After missing Game 6 with an injury and his return in doubt for Game 7, Willis Reed surprises the Garden crowd with a dramatic entrance just before game time. Even though he would only score four points, his return inspired the Knick team to the championship against the mighty Lakers.
Game 7, 1998 NBA Finals
Michael Jordan's last second steal and shot against the Utah Jazz from the 1998 NBA Finals seals the second three-peat championship for the Bulls and provides a fitting end to a storied career. Jordan finished the game with 45 points, his sixth title and his sixth NBA Finals MVP award.
Game 7, 1969 NBA Finals
The aging Celtics, led by the retiring Bill Russell, win their 11th title in 13 years against the powerful Lakers, led by the hall of fame trio of Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor. Game 7 was decided by only two points as Boston pulled out a 108-106 victory.
Game 5, 1980 NBA Finals
A 20-year old rookie Magic Johnson takes the jumpball at center, playing for the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and scores 42 points in leading the Lakers back to glory. Magic put the load on his back and put on a show, scoring 42 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing out seven assists.
Game 5, 1976 NBA Finals
The Phoenix Suns push the Celtics to triple-overtime before losing to Boston in what has been called the greatest game ever played. Regulation ended at 95-95, and the Celtics would go on to win 128-126(3OT).
Game 5, 1997 NBA Finals
With a 103-degree temperature and flu-like symptoms, Michael Jordan plays one of his greatest games. Jordan would score 38 points and add seven rebounds and five assists to give the Bulls a 3-2 advantage over the Jazz in the series, setting up Chicago's fifth title in six years.
Game 7, 1962 NBA Finals
The Lakers' Frank Selvy misses a wide-open jumper at the end of regulation that would have beaten the Celtics. Instead, Bob Cousy and the Celtics would get the last laugh and the win, as Cousy dribbles the ball and the clock winds down.
Game 2, 1984 NBA Finals
Boston's Gerald Henderson steals the ball and the heart of the Lakers in Game 2 of the 1984 NBA Finals. Down 1-0 in the series and 113-111 in the game with just 18 seconds to go, Henderson steals a pass and connects on the bucket to knot the score. The Celtics would win the game 124-121 in OT and the series as well.
Game 6, 1974 NBA Finals
Milwaukee's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar turned in a classic performance in Game 6 of the 1974 NBA Finals. After John Havlicek's floater gave Boston a one-point lead, Abdul-Jabbar dropped his famed sky hook over the Celtics to seal a 102-101 double-overtime victory and send the series back to Milwaukee.
Game 4, 1987 NBA Finals
Swarmed by Kevin McHale, Larry Bird and Robert Parish, the Lakers' Magic Johnson broke out a secret weapon, his "baby" hook, that barely escaped Parish's outstretched hands and found the bottom of the net to defeat the Celtics in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals.