NEED TO KNOW
- The NBA's counting down its Top 100 Plays of the Season this week and this is Day 2 with 80-61 (Read Part 1 Here!)
- You can find 12 of those 20 plays as Moments on Top Shot
- The Moments include Lebron James, Trae Young, Ja Morant, Devin Booker & more, with Moments from the Base & Legendary Sets
Every Moment in the NBA Top 100 that can be found on NBA Top Shot can be found here.
We've never really had a season like 2020-21. (aka Top Shot Series 2)
To say the least.
A year that started just two months after the end of the 2019-20 season saw a new generation of superstars make the leap into being household names. It saw some of the league's biggest names change squads. It saw fans return to the stands, it saw a rising crop of rookies announce their arrival and it saw Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday & the Bucks bring Milwaukee its first title in half a century.
And this week, as our friends at the NBA count down the Top 100 Plays of the Season & Playoffs, we'll be taking you through the Moments you can find on Top Shot.
Keep reading for the Moments you can find from 80-61, and stay tuned for a new batch on Tuesday.
78 - Bam Adebayo
Stepback to seal the deal.
In the final seconds, Bam Adebayo drives into the lane against the fearsome Brooklyn Nets before stepping back and throwing up a game-winning bucket.
77 - Clint Capela
Welcome to the Circus
Fighting off a Milwaukee double-team, Clint Capela gathers himself on the baseline and drains a high-arcing fadeaway jumper that sails perfectly over the back of the backboard.
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75 - Ben Simmons
PSA: Box out Ben Simmons. As time ticks down in a tied overtime game, the Philadelphia 76ers point forward crashes the glass after a late miss and tips in the game winning bucket.
74 - Trae Young
Ice Trae lacks no confidence
Trae Young brilliantly runs his defender into a screen, pauses, hits a shimmy dance move and drains a three. Note: Trae finished with a historic 48 points, the highest point total in a semifinals debut.
72 - Devin Booker
Devin - ice in the veins - Booker
Known for not backing down from big time moments, Devin Booker steps into a three as time dwindles and secures the win for Phoenix with an unbelievable game-winner.
71- Lebron James
“I can’t even see”
In the final minutes of the Western Conference play-in game, Lebron James drains the game winning triple from way behind the arc and eliminates the Golden State Warriors. All this without being able to see straight.
70 - Ja Morant
Ja takes flight
Ja is usually known for setting up his teammates but here he shows his incredible athleticism and throws down one of the most memorable dunks of the season.
69 - Luguentz Dort
Big time play when you need it most
In the final seconds of a tie game, Luguentz Dort finds his spot in the corner and patiently waits for a kick-out from teammate Al Horford. Dort gets the shot up without hesitation and buries the game-winning triple.
68 - Blake Griffin
Turn back the clock
Blake Griffin charges into the paint with a full head of steam, leaps up in the air, and throws down an iconic poster in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
67 - John Collins
Look out below
The Trae Young to John Collins duo is a highlight reel waiting to happen. Case in point: Young turns the corner off a Collins ball screen and throws it off glass to his high-flying teammate. Straight up filthy.
65 - Derrick Jones Jr.
All the way up
Note: Derrick Jones Jr. can fly. The springy swingman shows off his out-of-this-world athleticism as he elevates to spike a LeBron James layup attempt off the glass and save an easy bucket.
64 - Luka Dončić
No dime he can’t dish
Luka Dončić displays an elite combination of handles and passing as the Mavs superstar weaves through a barricade of Bulls defenders and finds teammate Willie Cauley-Stein under the hoop with a perfectly placed behind the back dime.
63 - Ja Morant
Serving for one: Off glass
Ja Morant in the open court is a sight you won’t want to miss. The 2019-2020 Rookie of the Year is unimpeded on his way to the hoop and tosses himself an alley-oop off the backboard for a two-handed flush. Creativity at its finest.
Come back Tuesday for more, and in the meantime...