4. ALONZO MOURNING’S CLINCHING 2006 BLOCK PARTY.
This was ‘Zo’s last stand after kidney trouble, but he could still jump, too. Just ask any of the shooters from Dallas whose five shots were blocked in the closeout game of the 2006 title. Shaq led all players with 34 blocks in that season’s playoffs, and even Wade’s 26 were more than Mourning could muster. Who else, however, but the pillar of the Heat franchise, would deliver such an enormous performance when it mattered? He only played 14 minutes in Game 6, but had eight points and six boards in addition to his game-changing swats.
We’ll get to the rest of Game 6 later in this countdown, but Zo’s is the one performance fans probably forgot about that series. Anywhere but Dallas, that is.