The last decade had the most impactful games in the history of the NBA, featuring top NBA stars that have always created thrilling moments. However, as much as live games are incredibly entertaining, it pays to go down the memory lane and remind ourselves of the beautiful moments in the past. Here are some of the most significant NBA matches in the history of Basketball.
Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: May 1st, 2014
Very few games can keep you glued to your position when watching. Any game that does so is eternally special. For the few that watched Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: May 1st, 2014 live, there are numerous scenes to remember. For instance, Lillard was reluctant to end game 6 in his hands. He wanted to handle it whole-heartedly, with all his might. There was no other idea in his mind as far as this particular game was concerned.
The game proved not to be a drill with Nicholas Batum getting handed the ball on the opposite sideline. After doing his usual tricks, he clapped his hands with a bung that left everyone present, convinced that he owned the match.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors: March, 20th 2014
This game is a real artifact, especially when Kevin Durant is in the picture. Towards the end of the match, the Thunder was down with eight. But Durant proved to be a true giraffe above the grass by scoring an open three. Later, he stuck yet another one from the left-wing, pushing the Thunder one point ahead.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors: June 19th, 2016
Pretty much like an addictive pop song, this game is among the most-watched basketball games in history. It holds some of the best moments in the history of Basketball. It’s almost chaotic crescendo makes it the most pivotal match ever to happen.
Somebody had to win despite the stiff tussle between the two teams. Towards the end of the match, every player seemed exhausted. Every move looked formulaic, but the two teams knew each other perfectly. In the end, Cleveland emerged victorious with 93-89 win over the Warriors
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs: Dec. 17th, 2014
This is one of those few games that had both teams holding each other into triple overtime. As luck would have it, Marc Gasol tried a short that made the efforts worthwhile in the last seconds. Tim Duncan did one-dribble fade away that would see Gasol’s fingers and a short at the backboard and circling the rim before dropping in. Memphis Grizzlies reined the match, though with a very thin margin.
Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs: June 18th, 2013
In 2013, Game 6 of the NBA finals was the most scenic in the history of Basketball. The action that was put forth by Gregg Popovich through pulling Tim Duncan off the floor and triggering Chris Bosch as well as Ray Allen to grab, twirl and do more than hop in the rear of the three-point line to give a historic short that changed the whole game.