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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic NBA Buzzer Beaters


It's one of the most exciting moments in all of sports. An intense, competitive NBA playoff game that comes down to the last shot. ESPN Classic captures some exciting last-second thrillers when it presents Classic NBA "Buzzer Beaters" on Saturday, Aug. 10. Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and John Stockton show why the ball is in their hands when the game is on the line during this seven-hour special. Here's the complete schedule:
All times Eastern

Magic Johnson
Magic was named MVP of the NBA three times (1987, 1989 and 1990) and led the Lakers to five titles.
Classic NBA "Buzzer Beaters"
Saturday, Aug. 10
Noon - 7 p.m. ET


Noon - 1976 Finals, Game 5: Suns/Celtics Documentary

1 p.m. - 1997 Western Conf. Finals, Game 6
Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets

The Jazz finally reach the NBA Finals. After three failures in the Western Conference finals in the previous five years, John Stockton made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from 25 feet to give Utah a dramatic 103-100 victory over Houston. Stockton finished with 25 points and 13 assists, with 15 of his points coming in the final 12 minutes. Karl Malone added 24 points and 11 rebounds for Utah. Clyde Drexler scored 33 points to lead the Rockets.

3 p.m. - 1987 Finals, Game 4
L.A. Lakers at Boston Celtics

This one ended with a little Magic. Magic Johnson's running, one-handed hook shot over the desperate, outstretched arms of Robert Parish and Kevin McHale with two seconds left lifted the Lakers to a dramatic 107-106 victory that pushed the Celtics to the brink of elimination. Magic had 29 points and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead L.A. McHale had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Larry Bird 21 points for Boston.

5 p.m. - 1989 Eastern Conf. 1st Round, Game 5
Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers

Michael Jordan's spectacular off-balance, pump-fake foul-line jumper as time expired gave the Bulls a heart-stopping 101-100 victory as Chicago won the series, 3-games-to-2. Jordan finished with 44 points, 19 in the final quarter. Chicago's 16-3 run in the final period erased an eight-point lead by Cleveland and set up an exciting final couple of minutes. The Cavs were led by Craig Ehlo's 24 points. Ehlo scored eight of his club's final 10 points, including a pair of giant three-pointers.





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