Matchup: Game 5 NBA Finals, Suns @ Celtics
Goat: Don Nelson
Career years: 1962-76
Career stats: 1053 G, 10.3 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.4 APG
The clip above features easily one of the biggest clutch shots in NBA history. Gar Heard's turnaround jumper over Don Nelson sent game five of the 1976 NBA Finals to triple overtime. While Phoenix ended up losing the game and the series, the shot still is amazing to watch. Nelson finished up his playing in career in Boston before moving on to coaching stints in Milwaukee, Golden State (twice) New York, and Dallas. Whoa Nellie!
8. Gar Heard's Big Shot in the Greates Game Ever Played