In the last 25 years, there have been some improbable shots in Lakers playoff history, along with some equally memorable reactions. Here are some of the top shots and a snippet of their aftermath.
2010: As time expired, Ron Artest scored off Kobe Bryant's airballed three-point attempt to give the Lakers a 103-101 victory Thursday over Phoenix in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Reaction: "I don't know why I left him in the game," Coach Phil Jackson said. "I actually questioned it myself when I put him out there on the floor, and there he was. Made the key play."
Pau Gasol scored on a follow shot with 0.6 seconds left in the Lakers' 95-94 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 6 of the first round last month.
Reaction: "I kept battling, kept hustling," Gasol said. "Luckily I pursued that ball and I put it in."
2004: Derek Fisher hit a fade-away jumper with 0.4 seconds left for a 74-73 victory against San Antonio in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. It answered Tim Duncan's awkward 18-foot bank shot that gave the Spurs the lead.
Reaction: "One lucky shot deserves another," Shaquille O'Neal said.
2002: Robert Horry picks up a loose ball and drills a three-pointer with no time left against Sacramento for a 100-99 victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Reaction: "I just knocked it out of there and I thought time would run out," said Sacramento center Vlade Divac, who batted a rebound away from the lane and right out to Horry above the arc.
2000: Kobe Bryant finds Shaquille O'Neal for an alley-oop dunk in the defining moment of the Lakers' comeback from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter for an 89-84 victory over Portland in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
Reaction: "I thought I threw the ball too high," Bryant said. "Shaq went up and got it, I was like, 'Damn!' "
1987: Magic Johnson scored on a "junior sky hook" with two seconds left in the Lakers' 107-106 victory over Boston in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Boston Garden.
Reaction: "I put it up, and saw it as I released it, but then someone jumped in my face. I never saw it go in," Johnson said.