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Parker's clutch bank-shot one of several memorable NBA Finals moments

Published: Friday, June 7 2013 7:11 p.m. MDT

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) makes the final shot of the game against the Miami Heat during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball game, Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Miami. The Spurs defeated the Heat 92-88.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee, AP) San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) makes the final shot of the game against the Miami Heat during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball game, Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Miami. The Spurs defeated the Heat 92-88. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee, AP)

MIAMI — Tony Parker’s shot to clinch Game 1 wasn’t pretty, but it quickly took its place among some of the great NBA Finals finishes.

From Michael Jordan’s last basket with Chicago to Magic Johnson’s baby hook in Boston, some of the game’s biggest stars have saved their best for last.

Parker’s banked-in bucket and Jordan’s finals farewell both came with the same time on the clock — 5.2 seconds.

Here’s a look at some of the memorable moments in the NBA’s championship round.

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