The Most Surprising Clutch NBA Playoff Performances of All Time

2. Brian Scalabrine

Date: 5/14/2004
Round: 2004 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 5
Matchup: Nets @ Pistons
Stats: 6-for-7, 17 points, 4-for-4 threes, 3 rebounds

If there was truly a moment where the legend of the meme-inspiring phenom known as Scal began, this was it. With multiple players in foul trouble, the rarely-used Scalabrine came off the bench and promptly buried four three-pointers in triple overtime as he gave the Nets a shocking road win over the Pistons. In the four meetings prior to his Game 5 heroics, the burly forward had managed to tally just six points total. In the next two games, he would not score again in 15 minutes of action over the next two games, attempting just two total shots.

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