43. Ron Artests' Game-Winner
When the Lakers signed Ron Artest, they knew they'd have to take the bad along with the good. They didn't know the bad and the good would come a minute apart. With the Western Conference Finals knotted at two games apiece and the Lakers nursing a narrow lead, Ron did what Ron tends to do, chucking a needless three pointer instead of milking the clock. He was scolded by teammates, booed by fans, and thanked by the Suns, who promptly tied the game. But before that disgust could set in any further, Ron saved the game—and possibly the season—by putting back Kobe's airball at the buzzer to give L.A. a 3-2 series lead.