Best Playoff Performances In NBA History

In This Section

NBA Basketball

Derrick Rose Pulls Off Perfect 720 At Local Skate Park

CHICAGO—Following his numerous failed attempts at the challenging skateboard trick, sources confirmed Wednesday that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose successfully landed a perfect 720-degree aerial at a local skate park. Rose reportedly manage...

Tim Duncan Raving About Health Benefits Of Standing Bench

SAN ANTONIO—Explaining that it significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and promotes healthier metabolism, Spurs power forward Tim Duncan reportedly spent the majority of practice Wednesday extolling the numerous benefits of switchin...
End Of Section
  • More News
TV Listings
Just Like Everything Else!: Fox 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. ABC Pete's wife is still on him about building that darn shed, these kids are going to be the death of Sheila and Dave, and the hot next-door neighbor is up in EVERYBODY'S business! Sunday nights on ABC couldn't be any more familiar!

Special Coverage


Good Times

Man Considers Nodding Approvingly After Friend’s Drink Purchase

MEQUON, WI—Seeking to convey his endorsement of his acquaintance's selection at local bar Coney's Draft House this evening, area man Thomas Dodge told reporters that he was considering nodding approvingly at his friend’s alcoholic beverage pur...

Best Playoff Performances In NBA History

With the basketball postseason heating up, Onion Sports looks back at the greatest individual performances in NBA playoff history.

  • Shaquille O’Neal: During the 2001 NBA Finals, O’Neal was absolutely dominant while tearing apart teammate Kobe Bryant during halftime of Game 3
  • Toni Kukoc: The Bulls’ sixth man put in a largely unheralded performance during Michael Jordan’s legendary “flu game,” going three-for-four from beyond the arc despite Jordan loudly coughing throughout the evening
  • John Stockton: The Utah Jazz point guard assisted his little heart out in Game 5 of the 1998 Western Conference semifinals
  • Bill Russell: Russell scored 38 points for the Celtics in a November game back when the regular season always had a playoff-like atmosphere
  • Elston Turner: Turner’s eight-point, five-rebound game in the first round of the 1985 playoffs was recently voted the best postseason performance in Denver Nuggets history
  • Dirk Nowitzki: In his famous “sprained knee game,” Nowitzki sprained his knee in Game 3 of the 2003 Western Conference finals and did not return
  • Jerry West: Just sort of assumed he needed to appear somewhere on this list
  • Grant Hill: In 1996, Hill put up an incredible 43 somersault dunks against Jalen Rose and Dikembe Mutombo in one of the greatest games in NBA Hangtime history
  • Bryon Russell: His seven points and four rebounds are likely how he will be most remembered for his performance in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals
Jump to next story

Onion Video

Watch More