San Antonio Spurs History

Spurs: Exploring the Biggest Shot in Every Championship Run

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2003 - Steve Kerr unleashes a 3-point barrage

When Steve Kerr entered Game 6 in the third quarter of their Western Conference Finals series against the Dallas Mavericks, the Spurs were almost dead in the water. By the time he finished his shooting clinic, they were on their way to the NBA Finals.

With Tony Parker ailed by food poisoning from the night before, 37-year-old Kerr checked in with 3:44 remaining in the third with San Antonio down 63-48. After five quick points from Stephen Jackson, Steve Kerr's three with 1:40 left until the fourth suddenly pulled the Spurs to within single digits. The three was just a sample of what was to come.

Burying three more triples in the fourth quarter, Kerr became the unlikeliest of heroes on a night where it looked like the Spurs were headed to a Game 7.

Picking between his four perfect threes is like picking a favorite child, so I'll just say I love them all equally. For the purposes of this list, however, I'll go with the fourth shot that gave him a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and pushed the Spurs' lead to eight.

For more details from Kerr's recent biography on his heroic night, check out my write-up from September.

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