It's been said that big-time players step up in big games. The NBA has seen that scenario played out again and again by some of the game's greatest players when their teams needed it most. Reacquaint yourself with some of the greatest single-game postseason performances below (hover for stats) and click to rank them.

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NBA postseason performances

Magic Johnson (1980) vs. PHI

Magic Johnson (1980) vs. PHI

Game 6, NBA Finals
42 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block, 3 steals


Michael Jordan (1986) vs. BOS

Michael Jordan (1986) vs. BOS

Game 2, East first round
63 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals


Hakeem Olajuwon (1987) vs. SEA

Hakeem Olajuwon (1987) vs. SEA

Game 6, West finals
49 points, 25 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 blocks, 2 steals


Sleepy Floyd (1987) vs. LAK

Sleepy Floyd (1987) vs. LAK

Game 4, West finals
51 points, 10 assists, 4 steals, 3 rebounds


Michael Jordan (1988) vs. CLE

Michael Jordan (1988) vs. CLE

Game 2, East first round
55 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists


Isiah Thomas (1988) vs. LAK

Isiah Thomas (1988) vs. LAK

Game 6, NBA Finals
41 points, 8 assists, 6 steals, 3 rebounds on sprained ankle


James Worthy (1988) vs. DET

James Worthy (1988) vs. DET

Game 7, NBA Finals
36 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals


Michael Jordan (1989) vs. CLE

Michael Jordan (1989) vs. CLE

Game 5, East first round
''The Shot'' at the buzzer. 44 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists


Michael Jordan (1992) vs. MIA

Michael Jordan (1992) vs. MIA

Game 3, East first round
56 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks


Michael Jordan (1993) vs. PHX

Michael Jordan (1993) vs. PHX

Game 4, NBA Finals
55 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists


Charles Barkley (1993) vs. SEA

Charles Barkley (1993) vs. SEA

Game 5, West finals
43 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks


Charles Barkley (1993) vs. SEA

Charles Barkley (1993) vs. SEA

Game 7, West finals
44 points, 24 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 19-of-22 FTs


Michael Jordan (1993) vs. NYK

Michael Jordan (1993) vs. NYK

Game 4, East semifinals
54 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 6-of-9 3PTs


Charles Barkley (1994) vs. GSW

Charles Barkley (1994) vs. GSW

Game 3, West first round
56 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 1 block


Michael Jordan (1997) vs. UTH

Michael Jordan (1997) vs. UTH

Game 5, NBA Finals
''Flu game'' with 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block


Michael Jordan (1998) vs. UTH

Michael Jordan (1998) vs. UTH

Game 6, NBA Finals
45 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 4 steals, GW shot


Shaquille O'Neal (2000) vs. IN

Shaquille O'Neal (2000) vs. IN

Game 1, NBA Finals
43 points, 19 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks


Kobe Bryant (2001) vs. SAC

Kobe Bryant (2001) vs. SAC

Game 4, West semifinals
48 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists


Tim Duncan (2003) vs. NJ

Tim Duncan (2003) vs. NJ

Game 1, NBA Finals
32 points, 20 rebounds, 6 assists, 7 blocks, 3 steals


Dwyane Wade (2006) vs. DAL

Dwyane Wade (2006) vs. DAL

Game 3, NBA Finals
42 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals


LeBron James (2007) vs. DET

LeBron James (2007) vs. DET

Game 5, East finals
48 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, scored team's final 25 points


LeBron James (2009) vs. ORL

LeBron James (2009) vs. ORL

Game 1, East finals
49 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks


Dirk Nowitzki (2011) vs. OKC

Dirk Nowitzki (2011) vs. OKC

Game 1, West finals
48 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks


Rajon Rondo (2012) vs. MIA

Rajon Rondo (2012) vs. MIA

Game 2, East semifinals
44 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds, played all 53 minutes


LeBron James (2012) vs. BOS

LeBron James (2012) vs. BOS

Game 6, East semifinals
45 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists


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