Ranking greatest playoff series: 46-50
46. 1989 EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: BULLS VS. CAVS
It's known simply as The Shot. This best-of-five series is worthy of consideration on its own merits, but what puts it over the top is the epic final moment: Michael Jordan's hanging, double-clutching, game-winning shot over Craig Ehlo that stunned Cleveland.
Jordan had 44 points, but seconds earlier it appeared Ehlo would be the hero, his driving layup with three seconds left putting the Cavs ahead in a topsy-turvy fourth quarter.
Though long since forgotten, Games 1-4 weren't chopped liver either. No game was decided by more than eight points, and the Cavs got a fifth game on their home floor only after clawing out a 108-105 overtime win in Chicago in Game 4.
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2011 NBA FINALS
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