Rajon Rondo had the game of his career with 44 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds in a Game 2 loss against the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. It ranks among the best postseason performances since 1980, the same year a 20-year-old Magic Johnson filled in for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and dropped 42 points and 15 rebounds against the 76ers on his way to NBA Finals MVP honors. How would you rank the best one-game outbursts in the playoffs? Hover over the images for details and click to set your rankings!

Best NBA playoff performances

Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller

Game 5, '94 East Finals
vs. Knicks
Scored 25 points in fourth quarter

Michael Jordan ('86)

Michael Jordan ('86)

Game 2, '86 first round
vs. Celtics
63 points in a 2OT loss

Michael Jordan ('97)

Michael Jordan ('97)

Game 5, '97 Finals
vs. Jazz
Scored 38 points and hit GW shot with the flu

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

Game 6, '80 Finals
vs. 76ers
42 points and 15 rebounds filling in for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

LeBron James

LeBron James

Game 5, '07 East Finals
vs. Pistons
Scored Cavs' final 25 points in 2OT

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins

Game 7, '88 East Finals
vs. Celtics
47 points in a loss

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas

Game 6, '88 Finals
vs. Lakers
43 points on a sprained ankle

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Game 2, '12 East Finals
vs. Heat
44 points, played every minute in loss

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