The Celtics' epic triple-overtime victory over the Suns in Game 5 of the 1976 Finals is often referred to as 'the greatest game ever played.' An iconic alley-oop from Kobe Bryant to Shaquille O’Neal clinched the Lakers' trip to the 2000 Finals.
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What was Larry Bird's best NBA Finals performance?
One of the most intelligent players in history, Larry Bird, makes arguably the best play of his career in the 1981 Finals. Filling in for the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the 20-year-old rookie leads the Lakers to the 1980 title with a 42-point masterpiece.