Most Memorable regular season performance since 81?

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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#21 » by City of Trees » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:23 pm

Kobe's last game.
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#22 » by picko » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:31 pm

Since it's most 'memorable' rather than simply 'best' it's hard to go past Kobe's final game. It wouldn't rank terribly highly on any 'best games' list since 81 but it's hard to displace as the most memorable.
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#23 » by jg77 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:43 am

Black star wrote:My choice would be the 2016 Warriors vs Thunder OT game. An epic duel between two contenders, multiple allstars, playoff atmosphere, and Steph draining increasingly ridiculous threes all night. The game ending in a Steph Curry three pointer from the logo in a tie game with virtually no time left felt like the perfect encapsulation of both that magical Warriors 73 win season and Steph's otherworldly unanimous MVP campaign. I feel like I'll never forget that game.


I read the thread title and was gonna post this. Probably the best game I've watched and I still watch the highlights for it.

The 73 win Warriors was just fun season cause they were playing for something and you had to tune in every night.
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#24 » by LakersLegacy » Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:37 am

How about Kobes game against the Knicks when he set the record for points. There was some crazy footwork and passes in that one. Then LeBron tried to get a 50 point triple double the following few days after also very memorable
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#25 » by CraftylikeaFox » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:08 am

Blake Griffins game against the Knicks where he dunked on Mozgov. Arguably 4 top 50 all time dunks in one game.
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#26 » by btuned » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:13 am

It's only fitting for this topic that exactly 9 years ago, Melo (the real one) scored 62 points on the Charlotte Bobcats, basically all on jumpshots and over MKG who was a "good" defender. Dude was unconscious and a performance i'll never forget (obviously a bit of bias here).

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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#27 » by bstein14 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:30 am

I would agree... several moments stick out from Kobe's last game. Obviously the game itself wasn't super meaningful, but I remember more of that than just about any other game... a few shots/dunks stick out from other regular season games but lots of moments from Kobe's last game are memorable for me.
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#28 » by Myth » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:40 am

For me it is the Warriors Thunder game mentioned in the OP.

But I’d like to give mention to Thunder vs Nuggets in one of the last games of the 2017 season in which Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s triple double record, had 50 points 16 rebounds 10 assists, plus had the game winner after coming from behind most of the game.

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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#29 » by Dr Aki » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:26 am

I would've said Kobe scoring 62 in 3 quarters over the Mavs 61, but that was BEFORE the 81 pt game
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#30 » by babyjax13 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:37 am

Kobe's 60 was by far the most memorable to me. Klay's seven dribble game was also pretty iconic.
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#31 » by Silverballer » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:38 pm

Cavs vs Warriors Christmas game 2016 right after Durant joined the Warriors. It's probably become more forgettable now because of the subsequent NBA finals matchup results though.
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Re: Most Memorable regular season performance since 81? 

Post#32 » by JohnWillow » Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:31 am

That one regular season game in Orlando when they played against Thunder. It was one of the first games of the regular season also (October) and it ended in 2nd OT. Russ and KD last season playing together, both hitting clutch shots, Oladipo hits like three clutch shots unbelievable game. Still remember like it was yesterday.

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Did find the the highlights from that game.
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