Playoff stats: 154 G, 18.9 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.3 APG, 17.5 PER
Signature game: 1962 Eastern Division Finals, Game 7
While Cousy, Heinsohn, and Russell got all the press, Sam Jones was the key cog in the Celtics' dynasty of the 1950s and 1960s and is second only to Bill Russell in most championships won as a player with 10. He was a dynamic scorer every single night, and had a penchant for rising to the occasion in big games. He has one of the great all-time nicknames ("The Shooter"), and proved why in Game 7 of the 1962 Eastern Division Finals as he buried a jumper over Wilt Chamberlain late in the fourth quarter to send the Celtics to the Finals. His legend continued to grow in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 1969 NBA Finals, as the Celtics trailed and were facing the possibility of a 3-1 series deficit. Jones wouldn't allow that to happen, though, sinking the jumper in typical Jones fashion and propelling the Celtics to the title.