Originally posted on Basketball Bicker  |  Last updated 11/18/13
Robert Horry, 2005 NBA Finals Game 5 Robert Horry cemented his name in the NBA record books as one the greatest clutch players to ever dribble a basketball. In Game 5 of the 2005 NBA Finals,  the San Antonio Spurs flew to “The Palace” to get a win over the defending NBA champions, the Detroit Pistons. The game was close throughout, as Tim Duncan had his hands full against the four-time Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace, but managed to score 26 points and 19 rebounds. The Spurs were in need of a spark, as Tony Parker got completely dominated by Pistons point guard ‘Mr. Big Shot’ Chauncey Billups. Billups  had a superb performance for the Pistons, scoring 34 points and dishing seven assists. Game 5 of the finals seemed to be in Detroit’s favor until No. 5 entered the game. Over the years Robert Horry built a reputation for hitting big shots in clutch moments, giving his ball club a opportunity to win games. However, by this time, Horry’s best days appeared to be behind him. Appearance can be deceiving. As the second half rolled around, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich substituted Robert Horry into the action, hoping for one of those magical “Big Shot Rob” moments. In 32 minutes of action, Horry managed to knock down 5-of-6 three pointers, including the game winning three-ball shot in overtime, giving the Spurs the one-point win and a 3-2 series lead over the Pistons. Horry finished the game with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting and seven rebounds. Robert Horry is a one of a kind player, who could step on the grand stage with the cameras watching, the fans on the edge of their seats, pressure at a maximum and still hit the winning shot. Clutch players like Robert Horry were born for legendary moments like this. The moments Robert Horry had with the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers were truly a joy to watch.   The post Memorable Mondays: Robert Horry Clutch in Game 5 of 2005 NBA Finals appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
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