A Look Back at Boston's Most Memorable Game 7 Performance

  • 13.09.2020 13:16:15

Larry Bird 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Atlanta

Some call this the best playoff game that was ever played thanks to the battle between Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins.

Bird scored 34 points overall, including 20 during the fourth quarter of Boston's 118-116 win. Wilkins, meanwhile, scored 47 during the game including 12 during the fourth quarter. It was Bird's final basket of the game that loomed most critical, as he drove past Wilkins for a driving layup with 26 seconds left to push Boston ahead by five. The basket prompted play-by-play voice Brent Musburger to comment, "You are watching what greatness is all about."

We can't forget Kevin McHale in this section! He was right there with Bird on the scoreboard with 33 points of his own on 10-for-14 shooting. McHale also hauled in 13 rebounds to lead all players.

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