This incredible finish came at the end of one of the ugliest games in recent memory. The Lakers shot 43.1% and made just six of their 13 free throws while the Spurs shot a brutal 38.2% but kept themselves in it with 13 offensive rebounds. Down 71-70, Kobe Bryant came around a Karl Malone (yes, he played for the Lakers) screen to knock down a 18 footer to put his team up one. Then came one of the toughest (and most forgotten) shots in NBA history: Tim Duncan dribbling left with Shaquille O’Neal in his grill before knocking down a ridiculous fall-away jumper from the top of the key. Duncan was only to be outdone, of course, by the shot we remember most: Derek Fisher’s catch-and-shoot fall-away bucket to give the Lakers a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Lake Show closed out the Spurs the next game but lost to the Pistons in the Finals.

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