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NBA: San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks

June 23, 1999: Spurs vs. Knicks, Game 4. After a Game 3 win gave the Knicks some life, the trio of Allan Houston, Latrell Sprewell and Marcus Camby (66 points on 55 shots) had their sights set on getting even in the best-of-seven series. Duncan (28 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and three blocks) had other plans; as a result, the Spurs won, 96-89, to come within one win of the first NBA title in franchise history.

Tim Duncan's top 10 NBA Finals performances

After a four-game sweep of the Grizzlies, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs are headed back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007 and the fifth time in Duncan’s career. All four prior trips ended with the Spurs hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy; three (1999, 2003, 2005) ended with Duncan as Finals MVP.

He’s one of the great Finals performers in NBA history, averaging 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and three blocks per game in the championship round, and his 22 Finals games have included some amazing individual efforts. Let’s take a look at the 10 best NBA Finals performances from the first-ballot Hall of Famer.