As we close Series 2 (and all S2 plays become Limited Edition), we're taking one more trip through the 2020-2021 NBA Season -- using Top Shot Moments as a timeline. We hope you enjoy this look back on where the Season & Series collide, as much as we enjoyed making it.
Focusing on the regular season's home stretch through the Finals, this is the final part of a two-part series -- with Part 1 right here. Want to watch the Moments again? Play the video above, to see our own Jacob Eisenberg & Austin Kent go through them all.
Mitchell Taking Over - April 10, 2021
Mitchell gets up for the explosive block and nearly hits his head on the rim and the backboard. Mitchell also scored 42 points in this contest leading to an easy win for the Jazz. When Spida's locked in there’s not many better in the league.
Bridges Goes Boom - April 11, 2021
Miles Bridges is getting a reputation for unbelievable poster dunks. Here's one of the best yet. There are two words that perfectly describe Miles Bridges when he goes up for a dunk: NO FEAR.
New Scoring Leader In The Bay - April 12, 2021
When you take any record from Wilt Chamberlain it’s a big deal. Steph Curry’s layup in the first quarter helped him do just that as he set a new Warriors franchise record for points scored. Curry recently re-signed with the Warriors and fans in the Bay Area will get to watch him for years to come as he increases his franchise record.
Luka Joins The Circus - April 14, 2021
Luka is known for doing ridiculous things on the court on a nightly basis. However, I think he surprised himself with this acrobatic insane one-handed three pointer at the buzzer to beat the Grizzlies. This was one of those shots you hit on the driveway against your friends and never let them hear the end of it. A worthy Holo Icon challenge reward.
The Man Gravity Forgot - April 18, 2021
Zion splits the D and almost jumps out of the garden. It will never get old seeing a man that large jump like he was forgotten by gravity. The Pelicans have retooled and will be looking to improve on last season and get to the playoffs. Zion continues to improve and impose his will against some of the best interior defenders in the league.
50 at 20 - April 29, 2021
I don’t think we’re close to seeing Kevin Porter Jr.’s ceiling. In this game Porter became the youngest player in NBA history to score 50 points in a game. That’s not all, he also had 11 assists and defeated the eventual champions. Porter will be the leader of the young Houston Rockets team this year and we should see some more explosions like this one.
Tatum Cannot Be Stopped - April 30, 2021
When Tatum is locked in, he’s unstoppable. Unfortunately for the Spurs on this night, Tatum could not be stopped on his way to 60 points and the hard fought victory. His teammates just looked on in awe as seemingly everything that left his hands was destined for the bottom of the net. Here Tatum loses his defender and hits a pretty step-back three.
Ice Cole-d - May 1, 2021
Cole Anthony certainly has a flair for the dramatic with two game winning buzzer-beaters in his first NBA season. Down two with seconds left, Anthony was defended by Kyle Anderson, a great defender, and Anthony was able to shake him for a great look at the win. Sometimes teams will try for the tie at home and force overtime, but Anthony had different plans. The ensuing post-game interview was legendary.
Instant Offense - May 1, 2021
Jordan Clarkson • Utah Jazz • Play • MGLE
Sixth Man of the Year, Jordan Clarkson was a big part of the success that led to the Utah Jazz having the best record in the NBA. Clarkson had a contiguous energy when coming off for the Jazz all season. Clarkson and the Jazz look to carry this energy into next season and bring Utah their first NBA Championship. Here, Clarkson completely breaks down the defense and throws down an insane one-handed jam.
One For The Record Books - May 8, 2021
Russell Westbrook continues to do amazing things in the NBA. On this night Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson for most career triple doubles. A record that was broken the very next game. Getting a triple double wasn’t enough for Westbrook in this one as he also had an emphatic game winning block on Caris Levert as time ran out. Westbrook wants a championship and next season may be his best chance.
Making The Dream Work - May 16, 2021
Kevin Durant • Brooklyn Nets • Play • MGLE
The play that broke the internet. NBA Champion, MVP, and 11-Time All-Star, Kevin Durant got the nod for this Moment, but credit to Brooklyn Nets team for their breathtaking passing in this Moment. The Nets went all in for a title and this play shows us what they’re capable of. With one of, if not, the greatest sequence in the NBA last season, the star-studded Nets show us how quickly they have formed chemistry and have their eyes on an NBA title next season.
Can’t See? No Problem - May 19, 2021
What more can be said about LeBron James, the man just wins. Strangely enough, this Play-in game was one of the most exciting games of the entire playoffs. A duel between LeBron and Curry. Earlier in the game, LeBron got hit in the eye and was complaining that he couldn’t see. After hitting this ridiculous shot he seems to tell Steph Curry that he can’t see. In a post-game interview LeBron said he was seeing three baskets and just aimed for the middle one. The legend of LeBron grows.
Khris In The Clutch - May 22, 2021
Whenever Giannis had a tough night, Middleton was there to pick him up. Middleton made clutch play after clutch play in the playoffs and this was no different. Middleton hits the mid-range jumper over Duncan Robinson at the buzzer to take Game 1 to set the tone of the series. The Bucks swept the defending Eastern Conference Champions on their way to the first championship in 50 years.
Slow-Mo Sets The Table - May 26, 2021
What better way to tell the league that you’re here to stay than dropping 47 points in your first career playoff series? In Morant’s NBA playoff series debut, he dropped a whooping 73 points in his first two career playoff games, putting him second all-time behind Hall of famer George Mikan. The Grizzlies guard balled out in Game 2 of the first round contest against the Utah Jazz. From threes, dimes, and critical shots - Morant did it all. But this Moment highlights a breath-taking reverse alley-oop from teammate Kyle Anderson - leading to one of the dopest thumbnails in the entire NBA Playoffs set.
The Clutch Gene - June 1, 2021
There’s crunch time and then there’s Dame time. Damian Lillard put on a clinic in Game 5’s first round battle against the Denver Nuggets by setting an NBA single game playoff record of 12 three-pointers made. These 12 threes made up 36 of his stunning 55 points. Lillard reminded collectors that whenever he’s on the court he’ll be making Moment-worthy plays. This historic playoff Moment encapsulates how no moment is too small for Lillard -- hitting a clutch three to send the contest into double overtime. This Moment will be remembered for a long time.
Booker Outduels The King - June 3, 2021
In his first playoff series, Devin Booker quickly proved that there is no stage too big for him. In dropping 47 points to eliminate the reigning NBA Champs and King James, the sharp shooting guard won his first series in style.
MVP Statement - June 7, 2021
You’ve got to be pretty crafty to nab an MVP! Nikola Jokic uses the glass for the self-pass, utilizing what’s in front of him to make a play! How are you supposed to defend this?! Question is, does he get an assist?! Jokic and the injured Nuggets had a valiant effort vs. the Suns.
Craig Speaks - June 7, 2021
The sequence from Cam Payne to Torrey Craig was in the midst of a monster run, a foreshadow that this series would not be much of a fight. The crowd ripped into a frenzy, and Suns fans got to do their thing on a national stage. This was their moment, and it is commemorated by Torrey Craig himself reliving HIS moment
Is Kawhi Human? - June 14, 2021
There are certain plays that simply make you get out of your seat, and this monster slam from Kawhi Leonard writes the book in that category. The vicious Klaw, ready for takeoff. Two feet, one hand, and an entire arena sent into a frenzy.
Collins Gets Up - June 18, 2021
Trae Young, to John Collins! In the midst of upsetting the Sixers, John Collins asserted himself as one of the premier players at his position due to his size, shooting and athleticism. That athleticism is on full display with the crazy slam, and the Hawks must be thrilled to have him as a key piece of their future.
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Inches from Glory - June 19, 2021
In some alternate universe, Kevin Durant’s foot is an inch back and the Nets advance to the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant with the ball at the end of the game, you can only cross your fingers as an opponent that he misses the shot. One of the most fascinating situations in NBA history.
Valley-Oop - June 22, 2021
Thought the Clippers were going to tie the series up at 1? MONTE WILLIAMS AND DEANDRE AYTON THOUGHT OTHERWISE! Williams drew up a beautiful out of bounds play, and Ayton finished the job with a remarkable tip-in to give the Suns a commanding 2-0 series lead.
Servin’ It Up - June 23, 2021
The flair! John Collins throws one down after a beautiful pass off the glass from his point guard. The NBA is fortunate that we’ll get to see these two in action for the foreseeable future, as Collins just signed a max deal to stay with the Hawks. More of these type plays are sure to be in store.
George Takes Control - June 28, 2021
Who else enjoyed watching a Playoff P masterclass?! Paul George reminded the league about why he’s an elite basketball player. Utilizing his pinpoint craft and footwork, there isn’t much to do if you’re under his control.Clippers made their first ever WCF under George’s lead.
The Block Heard 'Round The World - July 14, 2021
Simply put, this is one of the greatest plays in NBA history when you consider the degree of difficulty and situation. There is one player that can make this play, and fortunately for the Bucks, Giannis Anteokounmpo is that one. Truly spectacular.
Three & D - July 17, 2021
An absolute menace on the defensive end, Jrue Holiday gave the Suns fits the entire series. Defense leads to offense, and this steal and three sequence sums up his impact to the Bucks. This is why they traded for him! This three was a huge turning point in Game 5.
Ice In His Veins - July 20, 2021
Khris Middleton and clutch were synonymous this entire postseason. It seemed like whenever a big basket was needed, the All-Star came through every time. With the ball in his hands up 4 points, this dagger secured the Bucks an NBA Championship.