San Antonio Spurs History

Spurs: Exploring the Biggest Shot in Every Championship Run

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2007 - Bruce Bowen shoots a dagger into the heart of the Suns

Another huge Game 5 shot in a 2-2 series, Bruce Bowen's massive corner three in 2007 demoralized Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns yet again.

The Spurs had already dispatched of the Suns in the 2003 and 2005 playoffs, both of which ended in a championship for San Antonio. This time, Phoenix held homecourt advantage as the second seed in the Western Conference while San Antonio was third. In the end, that wasn't enough to get them over the hump.

Behind a superb performance from Manu Ginobili and a double-double from Tim Duncan, the Spurs found themselves knotted up 81-81 with the Suns with less than a minute to go in regulation. On a broken play, Tony Parker then found Bruce Bowen open in the corner for what turned into an off-balance shot.

Bowen's three was his third of the night and was enough to help the Spurs come away with an 88-85 victory at the US Airways Center. The corner three became Bowen's signature shot over the years, and he remains fourth all-time in franchise threes made with 661.

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