The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, and along with that inevitably comes a host of outstanding individual performances. With games as closely-contested as they are, teams’ star players will inevitably end up with the ball in their hands in the most pivotal situations.
We are fortunate to be in an era where there are often many Hall-of-Fame-bound stars involved in every single game, which virtually guarantees us that someone will be incorporating another feat into his résumé every day. Whether it’s LeBron James, Tim Duncan, or Dirk Nowitzki, someone adds another remarkable effort to his long list of on-court accomplishments in basically every game.
These previous 10 full playoff years (so, including 2004) have given us an incredible array of highlights and amazing moments. The game’s biggest stars—and even a few role players—have emerged on the biggest stage and delivered incredible performances for their teams, winning championships and defining their legacies as players. These are the best of the best, the Most Clutch NBA Playoff Performers of the Past 10 Years.