Notable Playoff Clutch Shots
Horry hit a jumper with 6.5 seconds left to give Houston a 94-93 win over San Antonio at the Alamodome.
- June 11, 1995, NBA Finals, Game 3, Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets
With the Rockets up 101-100 with 20 seconds left and the shot clock winding down, Hakeem Olajuwon kicked it out to Horry, who hit a 3 over Orlando's Horace Grant to give Houston a 104-100 lead with 14.1 seconds left. It led them to a 106-103 win and a 3-0 series lead. Houston won Game 4 to complete the sweep and win back-to-back NBA titles.
- May 6, 1997, Western Conference Semifinals, Game 2, Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz
Horry hit all 7 of his 3-point shots. It wasn't enough as the Lakers lost 103-101 and the series 4-1.
- June 10, 2001, NBA Finals, Game 3, Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers
With the series tied at 1, the Sixers were down 89-88 with under a minute and with Shaquille O'Neal on the bench having fouled out for the Lakers. Brian Shaw found Horry in the corner. He hit the 3 with 47.1 seconds left to give the Lakers a 4-point lead. Horry, who had been a 44% free throw shooter in the playoffs to that point, also made 4 free throws in the final minute to seal the victory. The Sixers never recovered.
- April 28, 2002, Western Conference First Round, Game 3, Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers
Down 91-89 with 10.2 seconds left, Kobe Bryant drove on Ruben Patterson and kicked it out to Horry, who hit the game-winning 3 with 2.1 seconds left.
- May 26, 2002, Western Conference Finals, Game 4, Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers
The Kings led 99-97 with 11.8 seconds left. After Kobe Bryant attempted a game-tying shot and missed, Shaquille O'Neal attempted a putback. When that missed, Vlade Divac knocked the ball away to try to run out the clock. However, it came right to Horry, who hit the game-winning 3 at the buzzer to give the Lakers a 100-99 victory and tie the series at 2 going back to Sacramento for Game 5. L.A. eventually beat the Kings in 7 and went on to win their 3rd straight NBA championship against the New Jersey Nets.
- June 19, 2005, NBA Finals, Game 5, San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons
Horry inbounded to Manu Ginóbili, who was cornered by two Pistons defenders. Ginóbili passed it back to Horry on the left wing, who then hit a 3 with 5.9 seconds left to give the Spurs a 96-95 victory and a 3-2 series lead heading into Game 6. Horry scored 21 points combined, in the fourth quarter and OT to carry the struggling Spurs.
- April 30, 2007, Western Conference First Round, Game 4, San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets
The Spurs led by one with 30 seconds left when Horry hit a game-securing 3 from the right corner over the outstretched hands of Marcus Camby, handing the Spurs their fifth straight playoff victory in Denver.
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