Miami Heat's Ten Most Dramatic Playoff Moments
The NBA Playoffs begin Sunday for the Miami Heat against the Charlotte Bobcats, and lord knows it's not their first time at the dance. It will be the team's 18th appearance in their relatively young 26-year history. That of course has led to a lot of dramatic playoff moments. Here are our picks for the most dramatic.
Tim Hardaway's Late Three Seals the Heat's First Playoff Series Victory (First Round 1997)
The Heat has previously been to the playoffs three times before this series (pretty healthy for a still young expansions team), but had been eliminated in the first round each time. This series against instate rivals the Orlando Magic went to a decisive game five but was sealed by a dramatic game winning three-pointer by Tim Hardaway, thus ensuring the Heats' first playoff series victory.
P.J. Brown Goes all "Wrestlemania" on the Knicks' Charlie Ward (Semifinals 1997)
After beating the Magic, the Heat would then advance to face the Knicks in an even more heated series in the Semis. Late in Game 5 P.J. Brown got in an altercation with the Knicks' Charlie Ward in which he literally body slammed him into the front row. The fight resulted in multiple suspensions on both sides, but the Heat prevailed and went on to their first conference championships only to loose to the Chicago Bulls (a familiar ending to the Heat's playoff hopes during the Jordan era).