Suns defeat Warriors
1976 (Western Conference finals)
Before Garfield Heard's miraculous rainbow shot at the buzzer forced triple overtime against the Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Suns (42-40 during the regular season) had to match up against defending champion Golden State (59-23). After a hard-fought six games, the Suns defeated the Warriors 94-86 in Game 7 in San Francisco. Paul Westphal and Alvan Adams led the way for the Suns, marking the second-greatest upset (based on win differential) in NBA history.