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Game 5 – Celtics turn up the heat at the Garden

Boston Garden reached a temperature of 97 degrees Fahrenheit for Game 5. However, that was due to a heat wave in Boston and a lack of air conditioning in the arena. It wasnt because general manager Red Auerbach, as Winning Time suggests, purposefully cut off the AC to give his team an advantage. But Pat Riley and the Lakers werent convinced Auerbach wasnt up to something.

Regardless, Abdul-Jabbar truly needed an oxygen mask while sitting on the bench, indicating that the Lakers were feeling the heat. With Birds scoring 34 points and pulling down 17 rebounds, the Celtics easily defeated the Hawks 121-103 to take a 3-2 series lead.

Regarding the Winning Time official who fainted from heat exhaustion, that official was modelled after actual referee Hugh Evans, who passed out at halftime due to dehydration and was replaced by substitute ref John Vanek.

Game 2 – Magic’s miscue costs L.A.

Much of the reason the Celtics tied the series at one game apiece was due to an unusual Magic Johnson mistake. The account provided by Winning Times of the events was nearly exact, emphasizing how Johnson dribbled for about eleven seconds without passing to an open Abdul-Jabbar in the paint and lost track of the time.

Following a tip-off, Gerald Henderson’s clutch steal and layup helped Boston win 124–121. As we commemorate 75 years of Celtics basketball, Gerald Henderson looks back on his historic performance in Game 2 of the 1984 NBA Finals in this edition of Miller Lite Moments.

Game 3 – ‘We played like sissies’

Johnson’s outstanding performance in Game 3 allowed the Lakers to tie the series after he had erred in Game 2. He recorded an NBA Finals record with 21 assists, as seen in the episode. He is still the only player to have ever tallied 20 or more assists in the Finals, and he accomplished it three times.

His longtime rival Larry Bird was none too pleased with the Celtics effort. Winning Time shows a fed-up Bird telling reporters, “We played like sissies” and that to change things, the team would need “12 heart transplants.” Yes, that really happened.


Was Larry Bird 6 9 or 6 10?

Indiana Pacers
December 7, 1956 West Baden Springs, Indiana, U.S.
Listed height
6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight
220 lb (100 kg)
Career information

What did Larry Bird do after retiring from basketball?

Bird retired in 1992 and moved to a front-office position with the Celtics. He became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers (despite having no previous coaching experience) in 1997 and was named Coach of the Year after his first season.

How old was Larry Bird when he stopped playing?

In 1992, at the age of 35, Bird’s back condition finally rendered him unable to play. At an emotional press conference in Boston to announce his retirement, Bird explained, “The last couple of years have been very tough on me, on my back and on my body.