The 25 Most Clutch Players in NBA Finals History

22. Rick Barry

Career Playoff Stats: 24.8 PPG 5.6 RPG 4.6 APG
Finals Stats: 29.5 PPG 4 RPG 5 APG 3.5 SPG
Finals Appearances: 2
Championships: 1
Finals MVPs Won: 1 (1975)
Going into the 1975 Finals, Rick Barry and the Warriors took on the heavily favored Washington Bullets. Washington had a league high 60 wins and their star Wes Unseld was on a tear, averaging 16 rebounds per game. Four games later, the Warriors had swept the Bullets behind Barry's MVP performance. In Game 2, the Warriors erased a 13-point deficit behind Barry's 36 and eventually took a one-point lead with seconds left. He went off for 38 in Game 3 and in Game 4 after his coach, Al Attles, got himself ejected after trying to protect him, Barry went on a run amidst a chorus of boos in Washington with the help of Butch Beard, scoring the last 7 points and led Golden State to a surprise sweep.

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