April 28 -- The ability to come through in pressure packed situations is said to be what distinguishes a good player from a great one.

A gamer. A clutch performer. A hero. A legend. Whatever you call them, these players answer the call of duty when everything is on the line. And there is no place where more is on the line than in the NBA Playoffs.


Reggie Miller by Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images

It was the postseason where the legend of Reggie Miller was born. Thanks to his numerous playoff deeds -- and there are almost too many to count -- Miller became known simply as "Reggie" to the millions of basketball fans across the world. And can he add to his legacy this year as the Pacers face the Celtics in the first round for the third consecutive postseason (Game 3, 8:30 ET, NBA TV)?

Take a look those defining moments and then vote for your favorite Miller postseason performance.
Game 5 of '94 Eastern Conference Finals
With the series tied 2-2, the "Knick Killer" unleashed the game of a lifetime, scoring 39 points. It was in the fourth quarter that Miller truly was in the zone, hitting five three-pointers and tallying 25 points as the Pacers rallied to upset New York 93-86.

Watch it happen: Video


Game 1 of the '95 Eastern Conference Semifinals
Reggie capped a 31-point game by scoring eight points over an 8.9-second span, wiping out a six-point Knicks lead and giving the Pacers a series-opening 107-105 win before a stunned MSG audience.

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Game 4 of '98 Eastern Conference Finals
Defended by Michael Jordan and playing on a sprained ankle, few will forget Reggie converting a game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds remaining to tie the series at two games apiece.

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Game 6 of '00 Eastern Conference Finals
Reggie's 34 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, ruined the fortunes of the Knicks once again as Indiana secured its first-ever Finals berth. It was the last of Miller's nine career 30-plus playoff scoring games against the franchise he tormented throughout his career.


Game 5 of '02 Eastern Conference First Round
Though the Pacers lost the contest and the series, Miller made one of the great buzzer-beaters in playoff history -- a line-drive banker from 35 feet as the horn sounded -- to force overtime, then caught the Nets off guard with a driving dunk that forced the second OT.

Watch it happen: Video