2008 NBA Finals: Game 6 - 17th Championship
2002 East. Conf. Finals: Game 3 - 21-point comeback
1987 East. Conf. Finals: Game 5 - Bird steals inbound pass
1976 NBA Finals: Game 5 - Greatest Game Ever
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2008 NBA Finals: Game 6
Boston vs. Los Angeles
131 - 92
June 17, 2008
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Boston secured their 17th NBA Title and their first in 22 years, dominating Game 6 of the Finals against Los Angeles. The Big Three of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett, all put up double-digit numbers, including 7 three-pointers from Allen, giving Boston a final 39 point victory, the largest margin of victory in a championship clincher. Allen's 7th three-pointer is diagrammed here.
2002 East. Conf. Finals: Game 3
Boston vs. New Jersey
94 - 90
May 25, 2002
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Boston was down 21 points going into the 4th quarter, and looked like they would give up game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals without much of a fight. But Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker rallied the team for a historic comeback capped off with a shot block from Walker that helped seal the win for Boston.
1987 East. Conf. Finals: Game 5
Bird steals inbound pass
Boston vs. Detroit
108 - 107
May 26, 1987
Boston Garden, Boston, MA
Five seconds left to play and the ball is knocked out of bounds. The referees signal possession for Detroit. With Detroit up by 1 point, it looked sure they would win the game. As Isaiah Thomas makes a weak pass in, Larry Bird darts over, stealing the ball and passing it over to Dennis Johnson for a layup and the win.
1976 NBA Finals: Game 5
Greatest Game Ever
Boston vs. Phoenix
128 - 126
June 4, 1976
Many consider Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals the greatest game of basketball ever played. Boston had jumped out to an early lead but Phoenix had battled back to take it to overtime. The teams were evenly matched and one overtime led to two, then three. As time wound down, Boston was up by two and Glenn McDonald's basket gave Boston enough to finally win it. Boston went on to win the title in Game 6.