Bird Rescues Home Win, Keeping Gahden Mystique Intact

Detroit Pistons

8-9 (Lost 4)
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December 2, 1981
Larry Bird threw in an off-balance 20-foot jump shot with two seconds to play in Boston. Phil Hubbard had just put Detroit ahead, 114-113. Eleven seconds remained when Hubbard took a pass from Isiah Thomas for a layup, then Boston called time and set up the winning play. Bird passed inbounds to Cedric Maxwell, got the ball back and, tightly guarded by Hubbard in the right corner, made the game-winning shot. That was the 23rd lead change of the game and completed a 25-point night for Bird.


FLCeltsFan said...

One of the things I miss the most in recent years is the dominance of Celtics at home.

Lex said...

and I miss all those times larry won games on the last shot. I remember during the 1984-85 season he did it so many times on west coast trip, my brother, the lakers fan, called me up and conceded larry was the best

FLCeltsFan said...

He was the best. I get goosebumps watching old games with Bird. He was just so good.

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