Matchup: Game 2 WC Finals, Blazers @ Spurs
Goat: Stacey Augmon
Career Years: 1991-2006
Career Stats: 1001 G, 8.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG
When it comes to game-winners, the Memorial Day Miracle is in the upper echelon of NBA moments. Sean Elliott's shot was very clutch in helping propel the Spurs to an eventual championship. What stands out to most people is Elliott knocking down that tough corner three over Rasheed Wallace's outstretched arm. However, before that situation even occurs Stacey Augmon goes for the steal on the inbound allowing Elliott to spring free and get a solid look.
If Augmon chooses to play Elliott straight up, maybe he doesn't get that look, and Portland ties up the series 1-1 instead of going back to Portland down 2-0. "The Plastic Man" continued his career after Portland by playing for the Hornets and Magic as a solid defensive ace. He would later join the coaching staff of the Denver Nuggets and is currently an assistant coach for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team.