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Top 10 clutch shots of 2013 (VIDEO)

Dec 29, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

As the year winds down, the good folks at the NBA are putting together some compilation reels of the best plays of 2013. This one features the top clutch shots of the calendar year, and if you’ve paid attention at all, it’s easy to predict that the shot Ray Allen hit to save the Heat’s season and send Game 6 of the Finals into overtime would be at the top of the list.

There were some who downplayed the greatness of the 2013 Finals, pointing to the fact that many of the games were blowouts. But the level of basketball played over the course of that series was as good as it gets, and the fact that we have two of the year’s top clutch plays to show for it only solidifies that truth.

  1. 2016olympics - Dec 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    #1 is the best….except for the travel.

    • brutl - Dec 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      You obviously don’t know the definition of a travel.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 29, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      You mean when Allen gathered the ball and took no steps? Must be a bitter Spurs fan or something.

      Go watch wrestling in 2016 and stop trolling PBT.

  2. johngalt1783 - Dec 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Still three days to go in 2013 and the book is closed?

    • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 29, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      The video editors get the rest of the week off..

    • svupper - Dec 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      Maybe Kyrie should have made the list with that shot last night, a cross, a pump and BAM the Cavs are in overtime.. I know 9.5 sec left, but that still seems pretty clutch too me..

  3. 00maltliquor - Dec 29, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Seems like the Heat are in half the top 10, whether it be the winner or the loser.

  4. pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 29, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Demar DeRozan’s shot? Really? That doesn’t belong in the list.

    The game was tied too so the game would have went to OT if he missed anyway.

    Tough shot? Definitely, but that’s just a good buzzer beater in a regular season game IMO.

  5. danmarinos1stlovechild - Dec 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Ray Allen is the best 3-point shooter of all time and that was his best shot of all time.

  6. antistratfordian - Dec 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    These are out of order. None of the regular season shots should be higher than the playoff shots. Monta’s shot against the Rockets and Green’s shot against the Heat are not more impressive than LeBron’s high-stakes playoff game winner against the Pacers.

    Also, Parker’s shot ranked at #2 came when the Spurs were already up 90-88, so it shouldn’t be that high – the Spurs would still have the lead if he missed. If you’re going to include shots where the team is already up then LeBron’s finals dagger under Game 7 pressure is more impressive than Parker’s dagger under Game 1 pressure.

    In any case, the top 2 should be Ray Allen vs Spurs and LeBron vs Pacers.

  7. pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Demar DeRozan’s shot? Really? That doesn’t belong in the list.

    The game was tied too so the game would have went to OT if he missed anyway.

    Tough shot? Definitely, but that’s just a good buzzer beater in a regular season game IMO.

  8. belleby123 - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    I couldn’t make it past the spam.

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