9. Nate Robinson
Round: 2013 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 4
Matchup: Nets @ Bulls
Stats: 14-for-23, 34 points, 4 assists
NateRob has been an enigma throughout his career, an electrifying athlete whose hot-headedness, poor shot selection, and small stature have often relegated him to bench and mop-up roles. With Derrick Rose out and Joakim Noah hurting, the Bulls needed a confident scorer in their Game 3 matchup with the Nets.
Trailing by 14 and seemingly needing a miracle to get back in it given that there was just 3:45 remaining, Robinson caught absolute fire as he chucked up shots from all over the court. His 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime periods tied LeBron's "48 Special" for most points scored after the third quarter in a playoff game in the last 15 seasons.