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06-16-2009, 12:57 PM
Best Game of the 2009 Playoffs

What game was it?

Quite a few make the list and here they are?

Round 1

A) Game 1 - Bulls @ Celtics Round 1 - Goes to OT, Bulls win 105-103

B) Game 2 - Bulls @ Celtics Round 1 - Ray Allen hits the game winning 3 as time expires, Celtics win 118-115

C) Game 4 - Celtics @ Bulls Round 1 - Gordon ties Game in 1st OT with a miracle 3 and Bulls win in 2 OT 121-188

D) Game 5 - Bulls @ Celtics Round 1 - Celtics down 11 in the 4th, and come back to tie game in regulation and win it in OT on Pierce jumper with 3 seconds left.

E) Game 6 - Celtics @ Bulls Round 1 - Bulls go up double digits, Celtics come back, Bulls go up again double digits, Celtics go on amazing run, up 8 with less than 3 minutes left, Bulls come back to tie in regulation. Game goes to 3 OT's, Rondo with chance to win it misses. Bulls win 128-127 in 3 OT

Round 2

F) Game 3 - Denver @ Dallas Round 2 - Melo hits the 3 at the buzzer to win the game 106-105 in Dallas

G) Game 4 - Boston @ Orlando Round 2 - Big Baby hits the jumper as time expires to give Boston a 95-94 victory.

H) Game 5 - Orlando @ Boston Round 2 - Orlando blows a double digit lead with 4 minutes left and Boston wins 92-88

Conference Finals

I) Game 1 - Denver @ LA Lakers - Game Tied with 30 ticks left and Carter throws a bad pass to Ariza and Lakers win 105-103

J) Game 2 - Denver @ LA Lakers - Lakers go up big in 1st half and Nuggets trim it to 1. See Saw game and Nuggets eventually win 106-103

K) Game 3 - LA Lakers @ Denver - Denver up most of the game and up 8 points going to the 4th, LA comes back. Denver up 2 with a little over a minute left and Kobe hits dagger 3 to give LA lead and Lakers win 103-97

L) Game 1 - Orlando @ Cleveland - Cavs up 20+ in the game and up 15 at the half. Orlando comes back, game is neck and neck last 6 minutes, Cavs up 2 and Rashard hits big 3 to give Orlando 107-106 lead.

M) Game 2 - Orlando @ Cleveland - Cavs up huge again (over 20+ points), Orlando comes back and has the lead on a shot by Hedo with less than 2 seconds left. Lebron hits the buzzer beater and Cavs win 96-95

N) Game 4 - Cleveland @ Orlando - Cavs up early and Magic come back in the game, see saw game and game goes into OT. Lebron inbounds the ball with chance to win it on a last second 3 and bareley misses, Orlando wins 116-114 in OT

NBA Finals

O) Game 2 - Orlando @ LA Lakers - Back and forth game here, Magic have the lead late in the 4th, LA comes back to tie it, and Lee misses layup at the buzzer in regulation. Lakers take over in OT and win 101-96

P) Game 3 - LA Lakers @ Orlando - Another back and forth game, Magic up 2 with 5 seconds left, Fisher gets the ball shoots up a wild 3 pointer and misses, Magic win 108-104

Q) Game 4 - LA Lakers @ Orlando - Magic go up early on and up double digits at the half. Lakers make their customary run and take lead going to 4th. Magic come back and up 5 points with less than 30 seconds left. Orlando misses free throws to seal the game. Lakers down 3, Fisher comes down pulls up and hits clutch 3 to tie it. Game goes to OT.
Fisher then hits clutch 3 to give Lakers lead and Lakers win 99-91

That's 17 different games where the game was pretty much undecided with a minute left in the game in regulation and/or OT.

Which game was the best? How would you rank the top 3? Top 5 Games this postseason in order?

NOTE: Pick the letter and game so it is easier to keep track of.

06-16-2009, 01:13 PM
Celtics-Bulls Triple OT. That game 6 made me and my two buddies drive from New Jersey to Boston and grossly overpay just to be at Game 7.

06-16-2009, 01:15 PM
I'll go with game 4 of the finals because it still vividly in my memory and it was a battle against the impossible.

Bull/Celtics game 4 was also one of my favorite.

06-16-2009, 01:15 PM
what the hell?

06-16-2009, 01:50 PM
3OT with the Bulls/Celts.

06-16-2009, 02:06 PM
Bulls-Celtics Game 6.

Allen's 51 points (son of a ***** couldn't miss a shot), Miller's out-of-nowhere play at the end of regulation, Noah's steal and dunk at the end of the third OT, and Rose's block on Rondo to seal it. Just a crazy game.

06-16-2009, 02:32 PM
3OT with the Bulls/Celts. x2 Just a great game.

06-16-2009, 03:49 PM
either game 4 of the finals or the 3OT bulls vs celtics game

06-16-2009, 04:09 PM
There's no rockets games on that list what a Bull$h!t thread. They were the only team to push the LA Fakers to 7 games and out of those 7 games you cant find at least one that could be considered on that list? The game where yao was injured and came back in the houston win comes to mind.....

06-16-2009, 04:13 PM
the Celtics/Bulls 3OT is hard to beat. The only shame there is that it wasnt conference finals, at least

06-16-2009, 04:17 PM
Gotta go with E and the trip OT game. I went to game 2 which was a great game as well.

06-16-2009, 04:22 PM
1) Bulls v Celtics GAME 6
2) Bulls v Celtics GAME 4
3) Bulls v Celtics GAME 1

06-16-2009, 04:23 PM
D. Fish game swish... Stan Van Goofy game 4

06-16-2009, 04:27 PM
To be biased- NBA Finals Game 4, where the Lakers overcame the impossible, beating 8 players with only 5.

To be not biased- Triple OT game.

06-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Where is game 5 on the NBA Finals??? That one is my favorite

06-16-2009, 04:54 PM
Bulls/Celts Game 6 Ray Allen scores 51...terrible defense that game, great shooting

06-16-2009, 05:00 PM
Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The stage (Finals), the stakes (FINALS!), overtime, and the clutch baskets make it an all time classic game.

06-16-2009, 07:27 PM
Game 6 - Bulls vs Celtics

amazing game..

06-16-2009, 07:33 PM
Best games this year:

Bulls vs Celtics (classic game) game 6, 3 overtimes

Lakers vs Magic (classic) game 4, LA wins in overtime

Lakers vs Denver game 6

GSW fan
06-16-2009, 07:44 PM
M. Hedo was the hero capping off a 20 point deficit, then with 1 sec left LeBron....

06-16-2009, 08:16 PM
Triple OT Bulls & Celts

Game 4 Lakers Magic Fish Clutch 3's

06-16-2009, 10:52 PM
almost every game from the boston-chicago series

06-17-2009, 02:58 AM
3OT with the Bulls/Celts.

I don't think there's any question. This was an amazing game I won't soon forget.

06-17-2009, 03:49 PM
Bull-Celtics series is a classic. One to remember for the Ages.

06-17-2009, 07:58 PM
rockets vs lakers game 1&2

bulls vs celtics game 6

06-17-2009, 09:40 PM
lol landslide at the polls

06-17-2009, 11:14 PM
E) - The unquestionably the craziest game, although I did vote for the Q) because of Fisher. To me it was the best game. It looked like the Lakers were going to lose and it was going to be a tied series. Those big shots put the Lakers ahead 3-1. Huge game for us.

The Celtics Bulls game was one of the craziest games I've ever watched in my life. The entire series. One of the best of all time.

06-18-2009, 02:07 AM
Iguodala's game winner against the Magic

06-18-2009, 02:38 AM
3 OT's and the Celtics losing has to be the best game.

But Game 4 in the finals, with Fish's redemption might be better because it was on a bigger stage, and was effectively the nail in the Magic's coffin.

06-18-2009, 03:11 PM
The Bulls and Celtics series was just a classic. Going to OT almost game was just amazing.

06-18-2009, 03:29 PM
It was easily Game 6 Celtics vs. Bulls. Chicago needed that game to stay alive. Definitely the best of the postseason.

06-19-2009, 08:00 PM
lakers @ nuggs game 3, the start of the kobe scawl after a 3 pointer in the face of j.r.smith late in the 4th

although i dont wanna be a total homer, bulls celts game 1 in boston and game 6 in chi is a tie

06-22-2009, 09:41 AM
Definitely game 4 of the NBA Finals !

06-25-2009, 01:07 AM
It was easily Game 6 Celtics vs. Bulls. Chicago needed that game to stay alive. Definitely the best of the postseason.

Agreed and the 3 OT helps.

06-25-2009, 04:14 AM
bulls celtics was only a first round match. no big deal. it was game 4 in the nba finals, the biggest stage, that was the most dramatic. fish and the lake snake crew for the victory.