Big Shot Rob
The Sacramento Kings were poised to end the Lakers dynasty in 2002, but the L.A. mystique had other ideas. Down 2-1 in the Western Conference finals and down two points with seconds remaining, the Lakers had the ball. First Kobe Bryant drives, but he misses his layup, only for Shaquille O'Neal to get the rebound, but he misses the putback. The loose ball is swatted out of the paint by Kings center Vlade Divac and it looks as if time would just about run out.
Up steps Robert Horry, the Lakers' clutch-shot artist. He scoops up the ball and launches a 3-pointer just outside of the 3-point line, just before Chris Webber can contest it, and just before the buzzer sounds. Horry's 3 in the nick of time gives the Lakers a 100-99 win.
The series would go on to be an all-time great with two more hotly contested games before the Lakers took Game 7 in overtime. After getting past Sacramento the Nets posed no threat in the Finals as the Lakers won their third consecutive title with a four-game sweep.