Those who were around remember when Larry Bird clinched his first NBA title in 1981, but the real battle for playoffs survival came in the Eastern Conference finals against Philadelphia 76ers following a pulsating season that saw little separate the two franchises.
For Episode 6 of the Box Score Show, Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo take you back to that memorable campaign, focusing heavily on the three-game comeback from Boston that ended with what CBS’ Dick Stockton dubbed “Bedlam at Boston Garden.”
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