'81 Eastern Finals: Celtics Defeat Sixers
The '81 Celtics and 76ers finished the regular season with 62 wins and were poised to gut it out for a trip to the NBA Finals. The bad blood between Larry Bird and Julius Erving also fueled the series. But the sharp-shooting Bird put his touch on the game, hitting a circus bank shot that propelled the Celtics to victory and the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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