Well, the Celtics are out of the playoffs and healing up so they can take back their title next season. Larry Bird's Celtics won in 1984 and then skipped a year to win in 1986. I expect this group to come back hungry and ready to bring home #18 next season. Speaking of Bird's Celtics. It was May 26, 1987 that one of my favorite plays ever took place.
In Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, with six seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and with Boston down by one point to Isiah Thomas' Pistons, Isiah lofted a soft inbound pass to Bill Laimbeer but Larry Bird intercepted the pass for the steal. While he was falling out of bounds, Bird turned and passed the ball to Dennis Johnson, who was cutting to the basket and who layed the ball in with one second remaining. One of my favorite things about this play is that while everyone else was celebrating, DJ immediately turned to play defense on the inbound pass even though the Pistons wouldn't have time to get a shot off. I'll let Johnny Most describe the action.