Game: 1994 Western Conference First Round, Game 5
Nowadays when you think about Dikembe Mutombo, you may think, "Oh shit. Did he really just smack that kid's cereal box like that?" In 1994, basketball fans were thinking, "Damn, they really just beat the Sonics." A No. 8 seed beating a No. 1 seed was unheard of, but the Nuggets accomplished it after dropping the series' first two games.
This was against a Sonics team that had the powers of Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton and won 63 game during the regular season. Seattle lost only four at home the entire year, which made it that much more surprising when the Nuggets beat the Sonics at home in Game 5.
It's known that Denver's then-head coach Dan Issel told his players they had nothing to lose as they headed by to Denver for a game three. They did, however, had everything to gain. Like a place in history, for example.