Entering the decisive game of a wild NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat both have some Game 7 experience behind them. The Spurs have done it on the biggest stage, closing out the Detroit Pistons in the 2005 Finals. Granted, that was a full eight years ago, and San Antonio has not played in a Game 7 since it beat the New Orleans Hornets in the 2008 conference semifinals. Miami, meanwhile, has labored through two consecutive seven-game Eastern Conference Finals series.

Basketball is a team game, but for better or worse, it is usually the individual performances that become etched in fans' minds. There have been 17 Game 7s in NBA Finals history, and here is a look at the most memorable efforts.

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