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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2009
One of the greatest game 7 performances ever by one of the greatest game 7 performers ever.
39 pts, 12 rbs, 10 assts
Other notable Game 7 performances by Bird include:
1981 ECF vs. Sixers - hits game winning shot to send the Celtics to the finals
1984 ECSF vs. Knicks - 39/12/10...highlights included here.
1987 ECF vs. Pistons - 37/9/9 including scoring or assisting on nearly every shot in the last 6 minutes of the game.
1987 ECSF vs. Bucks - 31 pts, 13 of them in the fourth quarter. Wayne Gretzky credited Bird's performance to "inspiring him" later on that night. He said, "I was watching Bird this afternoon on television, and the announcers kept talking about how the Celtics needed him to score if they were going to win, and in the fourth quarter Bird took charge and the Celtics won. When I came to the arena tonight, I was determined to do the same thing."
1988 vs. Hawks - Outduels Wilkins by scoring 20 pts in the fourth quarter.