The four most clutch shots of the 2015/16 NBA playoffs

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Dwyane Wade: vs. Charlotte Hornets

Dwyane Wade balled so hard against the Charlotte Hornets in the opening round of the playoffs that it rekindled memories of a prime D-Wade during his title-winning years with the Miami Heat.

With the Hornets leading an intense series 3-2 and facing the chance of a conference semi-finals berth, the shooting guard came up big and saved his best moment for last as he produced an incredibly clutch shot under intense pressure from Courtney Lee.

Having picked up his dribble, the now Chicago Bulls star was swarmed by Lee, but got enough space to throw up the shot and it silenced the home crowd - except for one purple shirted man - as the Heat took a five-point lead with 20 seconds to go.

Kyle Lowry: vs. Miami Heat

After initially struggling, the point guard showed up during the semi-finals series between the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat.

In what was the most entertaining series of the postseason, Toronto's game one curse continued as they fell to Miami at the Air Canada Centre. However, Lowry prolonged the game by dropping a crazy three-point buzzer beater at the end of regulation to tie the game.

After Hassan Whiteside had given the Heat a 90-87 lead from the free throw line, Lowry had 3.3 seconds to make something happen, and it was special. The arena's roof was blown off, but Miami still escaped with game one.

James Harden - Warriors

It was all in vain, and the reaction was pretty low key from his teammates, but it doesn't take away from the skill James Harden showed as he prolonged the Houston Rockets' time in the postseason.

In the Rockets' first home game of the series, Golden State was up by one with eight seconds go when Harden put the moves on Andre Iguodala.

A spin move got him some space and he nailed the jump shot to put Houston up by one. Golden State would go on to win it in five.

Kyrie Irving - Warriors

The list wouldn't be complete without Kyrie Irving's series-sealing shot at the Oracle Arena.

In a moment that ended Cleveland's curse while also undoing the Warriors' hard work from the past six months, Irving wrote his name into NBA history with the clutchest shot of the season.

He sized up Curry before stepping back and sinking a huge three as the Oracle fell silent and history was made.

Kyrie Irving
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
Houston Rockets
Southwest Division
Western Conference
Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
Miami Heat
Southeast Division
Dwyane Wade
James Harden
Kyle Lowry

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