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January 24, 2021

Before Abedayo, Amare Stoudemire made a clutch block against prime Tim Duncan

Magic Johnson has been hyped by the clutch block of Bam Abedayo to Jayson Tatum just to preserve the lead which gives the Miami Heat a 1-0 lead. The legend described it as the best play of the playoffs.

But did you know that in 2005, game four of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs, Amare Stoudemire made a clutch block against Tim Duncan. The Spurs had a 3-0 advantage and want to close the series at home. But the Suns have a different idea, they have an eight-point lead with less than 3 minutes left in the game. With the Spurs experience, they made it closed in the closing seconds. A 3 point deficit with 45 seconds in the game, the Spurs just need two points and a stop. Gregg Popovich went to draw a play after a calling a time out, it was perfectly executed with Manu Ginobili made a pick and roll pass to the cutting Tim Duncan. The Big Fundamental has a great opportunity to score for an easy dunk until Stoudemire went for a challenge. Amare blocks the dunk, Suns forced another game.

In-game five, the Spurs responded enough to close the series. Tim Duncan had a huge game 31 points and 15 rebounds with four assists and 3 blocks. The Spurs win the tough series against Detroit to claim the third title.

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