Game: 1969 NBA Finals, Game 4
This is not a game you will see replayed for anything that transpired during the first 47:53; the Celtics and Lakers combined for 50 turnovers and both teams shot abysmally from the floor, and Los Angeles looked like they had the aging Boston squad on the ropes. The Lakers held a one point lead with seven seconds to go, but Elgin Baylor stepped out of bounds and gave the Celtics a chance to win the game and even the series at 2-2.
John Havlicek, Larry Siegfried, and Bailey Howell set a triple pick for Sam Jones, who managed to get an off-balance shot up around LA center Wilt Chamberlain, and the ball somehow managed to drop in after hitting both the front and back of the rim. The Celtics would go on to use the momentum created by Jones’ buzzer beater to win the series in a thrilling seventh game, the final contest of Bill Russell’s career.