36 Years Ago Today, Larry Bird Stole The Ball

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35 years ago today, one of the greatest playoff moments in league history came courtesy of Larry Bird.

With five seconds to go in Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals, Bird stole an inbounds pass from Detroit’s Isiah Thomas and passed it to a cutting Dennis Johnson for the winning basket as the Celtics pulled out an improbable 108-107 win.


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