The San Antonio Spurs have been involved in 49 buzzer-beating game-winners spanning improbable wins and devastating losses since 1976.
Of those shots, 25 happened after the year 2000. Unfortunately, only nine of those games ended in favor of the Spurs, as they've faced some cruel endings in their storied history. Still, there have been some memorable moments in the Alamo City that came as the buzzer sounded to both shock opposing crowds and thrill home ones.
For these rankings, I'll be looking at factors such as overall importance of the game, difficulty of the shot, and how memorable each moment was in Spurs lore. To put it in easier terms, I'm ranking them how I feel like. Let's get started.
9. Tim Duncan's Mid-range Shot Buries Cleveland (2005)
As many have said before, what's important isn't how you start but how you finish. In his lone visit to Cleveland in 2005, Tim Duncan missed his first seven shots from the field and didn't score in the first 19 minutes. By the time the game was winding down, he had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and a shot to redeem himself at the buzzer.
The Big Fundamental did exactly that, getting loose at the top of the free throw circle for a patented mid-range shot off of a feed from Tony Parker. As you can see from this clip, he buried the jumper and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the horn to give the Spurs a 94-92 win and finish with another 20 and 10+ night.
"It was a perfect pick and roll," Ginobili said after the game. Indeed it was. And it wasn't the only beautiful buzzerbeater Tim had in his career, as this next clip shows.