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Chronicling the NBA's cinematic moments

Grab a bag of popcorn for a journey through the NBA's greatest cinematic moments. Story

Updated: May 22, 2007, 11:12 AM ET
By Todd Boyd | Special to Page 2

Watching Derek Fisher's dramatic entrance and courageous performance during Game 2 of the Jazz-Warriors playoff series made me think about those times when life imitates art; basketball as cinema, if you will. Fisher, fresh off the plane after his daughter's eye cancer surgery, walked directly onto the court, forced a late turnover, hit a clutch 3-pointer in OT and the Jazz took a 2-0 lead in the series. It's moments like these that make basketball so compelling.

The NBA playoffs have often ...

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