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"1986-87 Season" - 9 Total Result(s)
A Hall of Fame Shot by Bird
Take a look at this shot! Larry Bird hit a jumper in Boston’s Game 5 win in the 1987 NBA Finals to keep the team’s championship hopes alive. One reason the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers rivalry th ...
A Tragic Start to a Title Defense
The Celtics barely got to celebrate their 16th NBA World Championship title when Len Bias, the No. 2 overall pick, passed away just two days after the 1986 NBA Draft and 11 days after the end of the N ...
Bird Crashes the Party
For the 10th time in league history, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers franchises met in the NBA Finals in 1987. Both teams were powerhouses during the 1980s, as each had won three NBA World C ...
DJ Sets the Play
The early 1980s Celtics were good, but they became great in 1983 when Red Auerbach made a trade for 1979 NBA Finals MVP Dennis Johnson. A tough player and tenacious defender, Johnson helped deliver NB ...
Raise One to the Eastern Champions
Boston television station WLVI televised Celtics road games from 1985 to 1990, including those played by the 1986 NBA World Championship team. The following year, the station created a promotional mug ...
The Big Three “Signed With the Pros”
Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis launched an anti-drug campaign in 1984 with the help of the Boston Celtics. A program called “Sign With the Pros” encouraged students to “stand tall against drug ...
The Quest for Back-to-Back Titles
Head Coach Red Auerbach’s Celtics famously won eight straight NBA World Championship titles from 1959 to 1966, while Bill Russell led Boston to back-to-back titles in 1968 and 1969. When the Celtics w ...
Watch: Bird Bests the Bad Boys
Larry Bird and the Celtics weren’t going to be intimidated by the “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons. Watch what happened after notorious Pistons center Bill Laimbeer tackled Bird in the 1987 Eastern Conferenc ...
Watch: Bird Steals the Ball
Watch Larry Bird steal the ball from Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas, feed Dennis Johnson and steal a win from the Pistons in the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals.