There's no better feeling than taking that last shot and sending your rival home with a loss. Not many players thrive in the clutch and when it matters the most, but some of them just rise to the occasion.
The Dallas Mavericks were craving a win on the road to try and get that 6th seed away from the Portland Trail Blazers, and even though it took some luck and an incredible shot to pull it off, they did it.
Luka Doncic Nets Incredible Game-Winning Shot Vs. Memphis Grizzlies
With just 1.8 seconds on the clock and down two, Luka caught an inbound pass and, somehow, someway, and regardless of how many bodies he had in front of him; he threw an out-of-balance hail mary three-pointer that gave his team a much-needed win.
The Craziest Game-Winning Shots In NBA History
Incredible as that shot was, we couldn't help to remember some of the craziest and most iconic game-winners in NBA history.
5. Derek Fisher vs. Spurs
With the Los Angeles Lakers on the verge of elimination against the San Antonio Spurs, down a single point, and with just 0.4 seconds left on the clock; Derek Fisher - not Shaquille O'Neal or Kobe Bryant - got the ball and sent a prayer in Manu Ginobili's face to keep his team alive. That was called the 'Miracle Shot'.
4. Devin Harris vs. Sixers
Not many people remember when Devin Harris was a bucket-getter. But back in 2009, he had one of the most athletic and craziest shots in the history of the league. Down 1 with 1.8 on the clock, he somehow managed to get his own miss after Andre Iguodala blocked his shot. He got the ball mid-air and threw it back from half-court. All net.
3. Matt Barnes vs. Pistons
Matt Barnes wasn't exactly the flashiest scorer you could think of, but he did have one of the craziest game-winners ever. The Memphis Grizzlies got a couple of clutch stops vs. the Detroit Pistons but had no timeouts left and were down by 2. Barnes grabbed a defensive board, dribbled up the court, and knocked down a double-pump, half-court bomb to seal the win.
2. LeBron James vs. Raptors
For years, LeBron James was the Toronto Raptors' biggest nightmare. But perhaps, the shot Raptors fans play on their heads over and over came in the 2018 playoffs. Cleveland Cavaliers and Raptors were tied at 103 with no timeouts left and the Cavs up 2-0 in the series. LeBron took the ball up with under 3 seconds left and knocked down an out-of-balance, one-legged floater to break Raptors' fans hearts again.
1. Dwyane Wade vs. Warriors
One of Dwyane Wade's craziest shots came on his very last season in the league. The Miami Heat were struggling and rebuilding and hosted the almighty Golden State Warriors, but Wade wasn't going to let his team down. Wade got the ball down two with 1.8 seconds left and got his first shot attempt blocked by Jordan Bell. The Flash got the ball back mid-air and threw a one-legged floater from beyond the arc that banked in to drive fans crazy.