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Remarkable shot by Sir Charles vs SA Spurs in 1993 playoffs


The rivalry between Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs started in the 1990s when the Spurs were led by "The Admiral", David Robinson, and the Phoenix Suns were propelled by a number of players, including Charles Barkley, Dan Majerle, Kevin Johnson, and Tom Chambers.

During the 1993 NBA playoffs, The Phoenix Suns couldn't find a way to win either of their first tries in San Antonio, shooting less than 42% each time and generally wishing they were playing at home.

Charles Barkley, who was the season's Most Valuable Player put on a performance for the ages in Game 6 of that series when he finished the game with 28 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. More importantly, he was able to score a game-winning shot on non-other than David Robinson and eliminate the Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals.

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With about five seconds left, Barkley made his move, taking three dribbles and launching a jumper from the top of the key over the outstretched arm of Robinson. The ball swished through the net with 1.8 seconds to go, giving the Suns a 102-100 lead.

The Spurs had an opportunity, but rookie Oliver Miller blocked the shot, sending the Suns to the conference finals against Seattle.

“I knew David wasn’t going to let me go to the basket so I just kept driving him closer and closer so I could shoot a free throw,” Barkley told the Express-News about his key shot after the game. “The shot felt good when it left my hand.”

To add insult to injury, Barkley got into some drama after the game. As Barkley was leaving the court and going to the locker rooms, he ripped a Spurs sign and threw it in the air causing some rowdy fans to start throwing signs at him.

Let's just say it was a Charles Barkley kind of night

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