Game 5 also featured perhaps the most famous moment from the rivalry. With only a few seconds left, Bird swiped the inbounds pass from Pistons star Isiah Thomas and fired a quick pass of his own to teammate Dennis Johnson, who scored the winning layup. The Celtics would win the series in seven games. Johnny Most called it best ... "A steal by Bird, underneath to D.J, lays it in!"
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