Stephen: The best game 7’s of all time

With the NBA and NHL finals reaching their conclusions, Yardbarker has compiled a list of the 25 best Game 7s in sports history. Here are the top 10 (see full list at the link):

  1. 1991 World Series: Twins vs. Braves. Jack Morris pitched 10 shutout innings, silencing Atlanta and setting a standard by which all future Game 7 pitching performances would be judged.
  2. 2013 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Bruins vs. Maple Leafs. The Bruins staged an unreal rally, scoring three goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation–including two in the final two, to shock the Leafs.
  3. 1992 NLCS: Braves vs. Pirates. In the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7, the Braves’ Francisco Cabrera cracked a two-run single that scored David Justice and Sid Bream.
  4. 2016 World Series: Cubs vs. Indians. Chicago took an 8-6 lead in the top of the 10th thanks to Miguel Montero. The Indians cut it to 8-7, but then their comeback magic ran out.
  5. 2016 NBA Finals: Cavaliers vs. Warriors. In the final minutes, Cavs star Kyrie Irving hit what would prove to be the game-winning three, and LeBron James made a free throw to extend the lead to four.
  6. 1997 World Series: Marlins vs. Indians. In the bottom half of the 11th inning, the Marlins got the win.
  7. 2001 World Series: Diamondbacks vs. Yankees. The Diamondbacks rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 9th off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to win their first world championship.
  8. 2019 NHL Western Conference first round: Sharks vs. Golden Knights. The Knights tied the game with 47 seconds left, but Barclay Goodrow sent the Sharks to the second round with a goal at 18:19 of the first overtime.
  9. 1971 World Series: Pirates vs. Orioles. Pittsburgh’s Steve Blass threw a complete game four-hitter to best Mike Cuellar and the Baltimore Orioles.
  10. 1988 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Pistons. A controversial foul call on Bill Laimbeer turned things in Los Angeles’ favor for good, however, and James Worthy posted a triple-double in victory.

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