San Antonio Spurs History

Spurs: Ranking Every Game-winning Buzzerbeater Since 2000

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Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili / Harry How/GettyImages

5. Tony Parker's Moon Ball Sinks the Sixers (2009)

On a night when Roger Mason got a rare start and buried 5-of-5 from long range, it was Tony Parker who came up biggest in the closing seconds against Philadelphia. Despite the 76ers off to a rough start on the season (13-19), they were getting huge performances from Andre Miller (28 points) and Andre Iguodala (25).

The game came down to the wire, as the Sixers had possession with the score tied at 106 before Manu Ginobili deflected a pass that squeezed out to Tony Parker. Not wanting to allow Philly's defense to set up, the Spurs ran the other way and ended up with a clear look from Ginobili in the corner.

Although Manu's 3-pointer fell short, Tony was at the right place at the right time.

Parker finished with 15 points and 10 assists on the night while Ginobili (21), Duncan (26), and Mason (19) also had big outings.

4. Tony Parker Hits a "Cold-blooded Game-winning Shot" (2012)

In their first game since losing the 2012 NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder were looking to start the 2012-13 season on the right foot. Tony Parker had other ideas. Although it took a total team effort for the Spurs to keep up with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and the rest of the Thunder, San Antonio made the right call when they gave the ball to number nine.

Pay special attention to Westbrook (#0) as you watch this replay. It looks like he's in charge of shadowing Parker on this play initially, but he completely gets lost early on and never recovers. The result? "A cold-blooded game-winning shot by Parker to beat the defending Western Conference champions."

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3. Antonio McDyess Sneaks in to Steal the Show in L.A. (2011)

Everybody loves a good unsung hero story, and one of the most exciting buzzerbeating game-winners ever by a Spur came from one. Although he was just 2-for-9 from the field at this point, Antonio McDyess came up huge in the last seconds of a tough battle at the Staples Center in 2011.

The last minute of the game was full of action. First, Lamar Odom buried a triple to cut the Spurs' 87-83 down to one with exactly 60 seconds to go. After a missed three from Richard Jefferson, Pau Gasol drew a foul from McDyess and made both free throws to put L.A. up 88-87 with 22.7 seconds left.

The last 12 of the game seconds included three offensive rebounds by the Spurs, with the last one being this huge tip-in by McDyess on a missed shot by Duncan.

Everything is great about this clip. First, the reaction of multiple guys on the Lakers' bench who go from a fist pump to trying to wave the bucket off. Secondly, the "I think he may have been late" call. Topping it off, of course, an extremely rare celebratory Popovich smiling and clapping. Great moment.

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