|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 6, 2011 at 2:20 AM|
The feeling in the locker room had to be filled with sorrow. Only if it was any other team. But if you have Larry Bird in your corner your never out. You might be down for a moment,but you have the ability to bounce back his heart is full pride,and passion.The re-birth of the Celtics started a year earlier,but championship dreams became apart of the thinking in Boston once Larry Bird suited up as a Celtic. He might have fallen short of a title in his first season,but he would aim for it in his second season.
For four games the close contests bounced the way of the 76ers. While the Celtics delivered a Game 2 blowout, the Sixers escaped with two wins by a total of three points and one more by ten. With a 3-1 lead, the city of Philadelphia could smell a championship. Then on April 29 in the old Boston Garden, the Celts nipped out a 111-109 win. Still, with the series going back to Philadelphia for Game 6, there was no reason for Sixer fans to fret. But the Celts stole a two-point win in the old Spectrum and suddenly the Garden was going to see a decisive seventh game. If the Celtics don't have home court. I believe the 76ers win game seven .
Thankfully the Celtics had the home court advantage. With the Celtics coming back. You had to believe the momentum had to be in the Celtics favor. Larry Bird was 24 years old,but he played like an older veteran. That's something that made Bird so special. He was able to jump into the NBA,and he hit the ground running. Building up the game seven is easy to do. It's a game seven. You win or your season is over.
Larry Bird would begin his journey as Larry Legend in this series,and game seven would propel him into it.
Just like most of the games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Game seven was a close game,and it wouldn't be decided until the final moments. Larry Bird would hit the go ahead basket with around 1:05 to go in the 4th. The Celtics would hang on to a one point lead,and they pulled off a 3-1 comeback. It was just another story for the Celtics. Another comeback,and another banner. Larry would win his first title,and he got the monkey off his back early in his career. The series was brutal. It made Larry Legend.