The Most Surprising Clutch NBA Playoff Performances of All Time

8. Leon Powe

Date: 6/8/2008
Round: 2008 NBA Finals, Game 2
Matchup: Lakers @ Celtics
Stats: 6-for-7, 21 points, 2 rebounds

Even Lakers' coach Phil Jackson had no idea who Powe was after the game (he pronounced his last name "pow"), but that didn't change the fact that the Celtics' reserve forward played a key role in giving his team a 2-0 series lead. Playing just 15 minutes on the night, Powe made the most of it as he scored six points in a 15-2 Celtics third quarter run that gave the home team a 22-point lead. His multiple dunks electrified the crowd and gave the Celtics the boost in scoring off the bench, which ultimately helped propel them to their first title in over 20 years.

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