Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili were big in the clutch, but it was the Spurs' defense that won captured the title.
In a matchup of the past two NBA champions, the host San Antonio Spurs came through in the clutch to win 81-74 for their third title in seven years and denied the Detroit Pistons the chance to repeat.
Kobe Bryant came through in the clutch, saving the Lakers in regulation and carrying them in overtime. He buried a tying 3 with 2.1 seconds left, then dominated.
Reggie Miller has made a career out of coming through in the clutch for the Indiana Pacers. He just couldn't do it one more time.
Who's the best player or team to come through in the clutch? Page 2 identifies the 10 best of all-time.
Kyrie Irving's 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 27.2 seconds remaining lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Greivis Vasquez capped a 25-point, nine-assist performance by hitting a running floater off the backboard with 12 seconds left, and New Orleans beat the Detroit Pistons 100-95.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and other athletes who are speaking up in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting have changed the role of sports in social activism forever, and for good.
Antawn Jamison scored 32 points, and rookie Kyrie Irving led Cleveland's comeback from a 17-point deficit with 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Cavaliers to a 101-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
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Pistons not sweating problems against the Cavaliers
LeBron James didn't wait for the last play. He did all he needed to do before the clock got anywhere near zero.
Robert Horry, one of the best clutch shooters in league history is closing in on several career playoff superlatives as he opens his sixth NBA Finals.
Reggie Miller has a reputation for being clutch in the playoffs, but is that just a growing legend?
Indiana 79, Detroit 74
Rasheed Wallace and Richard Hamilton keyed a late run Wednesday night as the Pistons edged the Seattle SuperSonics, 102-95, for their 10th straight home win.