Thanks to the keen eye of ESPN TrueHoop reporter Ethan Sherwood-Strauss, the 1993 Houston Rockets almost got help from a sixth man during game seven of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Seattle Supersonics.
Nearing the end of first overtime, Houston trailed by one and had the ball with 13.6 seconds left.
Keep an eye on the Rockets bench as reserve player Winston Garland walks onto the court during the play and becomes the sixth man for Houston:
As Strauss notes in his article, Garland had the opportunity to collect the rebound and score on game-winning shot.
If Winson had hit a three-point shot, he could have won the series since the shot would have counted and Houston only would have been assessed a technical foul based on the 1993 NBA rulebook.