Top 10 Moments of 2009-2010: #3 - Artest’s Game-Winning Tip-In

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#3 Artest’s Game-Winning Tip-In:
May 27 @ Phoenix, Western Conference Finals Game 5

The Suns had rallied all the way back to tie the score of a WCF Game 5 the Lakers had controlled throughout with seconds left in the fourth quarter when Jason Richardson banked in a deep three-pointer. But after Kobe Bryant air-balled a deep three-pointer, Artest flew past Richardson to grab the loose ball, and in one motion turned and flung the ball off glass to beat the buzzer, sending the Lakers to Phoenix with a 3-2 series lead.

His confidence buoyed by that moment, Artest would go on to have his best offensive game of the postseason in the clinching Game 6, totaling a season-high 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-7 three-pointers. His defense, of course, was terrific throughout the season and especially the playoffs.

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