NEED TO KNOW
- The NBA's counting down its Top 100 Plays of the Season this week and this is Day 7 with 5-1.
- You can find all 5 plays as Moments on Top Shot.
- Read Part 1 100-81 Here!
- Read Part 2 80-61 Here!
- Read Part 3 60-41 Here!
- Read Part 4 40-21 Here!
- Read Part 5 20-11 Here!
- Read Part 6 10-6 Here!
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.
Thank you for joining us for this awesome countdown! Enjoy the Top 5!
5 - Luka Dončić
Luka Joins The Circus
With time expiring, Dončić receives the inbounds pass and somehow gets off an off-balance three that finds the bottom of the net. This shot was so off-balance that it would not have been surprising for Dončić to land on his stomach.
4 - Anthony Edwards
Admiring His Own Work
Edwards drives the baseline and unleashes a dunk that can only be described as soul-shattering. Edwards is a human highlight reel that will be on these best of lists for years to come. Imagine if Bridges and Edwards didn’t turn down invites to the dunk contest...
3 - Giannis Antetokounmpo
What more can be said about Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo? As Booker drives the lane, he is double teamed by Tucker and Giannis but finds a wide-open and crashing Ayton. Booker puts up the lob that Ayton catches. As he tries to throw it down Giannis somehow recovers and gets up quickly enough to make the block on Ayton to help secure the Game 4 victory for the Bucks!
2 - Deandre Ayton
Using a very seldom seen rule that allows offensive goaltending on inbounds plays, Ayton gets the tip-in alley-oop with 0.9 seconds on the clock to secure the game 2 victory over the Clippers. A play so iconic that it immediately got its own name.
1- Jrue Holiday
...And the #1 play of the year goes to Jrue Holiday! The question of whether the Jrue Holiday trade was worth it for the Bucks was a resounding YES. Holiday was stellar on both ends of the court all playoffs long. In this play he steals the ball from a driving Booker and leads the fast break ending in game-sealing alley-oop to Giannis.