Matchup: Game 3 WC Semifinals, Jazz @ Warriors
Goat: Andrei Kirilenko
Career years: 2001-11; 2012-Present
Career stats: 745 G, 12.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.4 SPG, 1.9 BPG
The Golden State Warriors were a cinderella story even before Steph Curry stepped on an NBA court. After being the first eight seed to eliminate a first seed in a best of seven series, Golden State faced Utah in the second round. Despite losing the series, Baron Davis made a special moment when he annihilated Andrei Kirilenko on a drive during Game 3 of the 2007 WC Semifinals against the Jazz.
After the dunk, Kirilenko continued his career as a strong and long defender. He left the Jazz and the NBA for the lockout season, came back to Minnesota last year, and signed a deal with Brooklyn this summer.