Game: 2002 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game 5
Reggie Miller had long since gained a reputation as a big-game player when the eight-seeded Pacers and the top-seeded Nets met in the first round of the 2002 Eastern Conference playoffs. In the decisive Game 5, though, Miller would add yet another chapter to his already astounding legacy.
With his team trailing by three points and just seconds to go in the game, a dizzying sequence following a pair of Richard Jefferson missed free throws saw Miller (with his back to the hoop) take a feed from Kevin Ollie, blindly turn around, and bank in a 40-foot, game-tying three pointer. This miracle heave sent the game into overtime, where Miller threw down a dunk just before the buzzer to once again tie the game. Alas, in double overtime, the Pacers’ game of chicken finally ended as the Nets took a 120-109 win.