39. James Worthy (1988)
Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Opponent: Detroit Pistons
Result: Lakers over Pistons, 4-3
Finals stats: 22.0 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 4.4 APG
While he had other clutch performances, "Big Game James" truly made his debut to the world during the 1988 Finals as Worthy made huge plays in Game 7 to cement his legend. He led his team in scoring in four of the seven games, three of them Laker wins. His Game 7 was truly a performance for the ages; with his team needing a boost after narrowly avoiding losing Game 6, Worthy posted 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists for the only triple-double of his Hall of Fame career.