Best playoff block ever: Tony Allen on Pau Gasol or Tayshaun Prince on Reggie Miller?
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It was a momentum swinger.
In game-five of the 2010 NBA Finals, Tony Allen delivered a one-two combo block that sparked the Boston Celtics. Allen, an athletic swing, appeared from the helpside to emphatically deny Los Angeles Lakers post Pau Gasol a left-handed chippie.
The play reminded me of one thing: Tayshaun Prince on Reggie Miller.
Back in the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals, Prince preserved a key Detroit Pistons win against the Indiana Pacers by heroically blocking what seemed like a gimme lay-up for clutch closer and superstar Reggie Miller.
The Piston won the game. And later they won the 2004 NBA Title.
So watch both clips and get at us with your call on the best playoff block ever: Allen on Gasol or Prince on Miller.
(Allen with the one-two combo block.)
(Prince with the amazing block on Miller.)