In this thread list some games where a player dominated or was simply the most impacting player while scoring 15 or fewer points. I'll get started.
Magic- 1982 NBA Finals Game 6 vs Sixers
He took just three shots, and his performance prompted Dr. J to say, "He is the only player who can take three shots and still dominate a game".Link
Dennis Rodman- 1996 NBA Finals Games 2 and 6 vs Sonics
Game 2- 10pts/ 20rbs
So was Rodman. The Bulls' power forward finished the evening with 20 rebounds -- he tied an NBA Finals record with 11 offensive boards -- including the most crucial rebound of the game in the closing seconds. Karl called him Chicago's most valuable player of the evening.
Game 6- 9pts/19rbs/5asts
"As you evaluate the series, Dennis Rodman won two basketball games," Karl said. "We controlled Dennis Rodman for four gmaes. But Game 2 and tonight, he was the reason they were successful."
Rodman was the central figure in the burst that gave the Bulls control of the game. The Sonics trailed 52-45 with less than nine minutes left in the third quarter. Chicago went on a 12-2 run over the next two minutes to take a 64-47 lead with 6:41 remaining in the period. Rodman had five points in the run, capping the surge with a perfect backdoor pass to Jordan for a layup.