Former Celtic and NBA Hall of Famer, Bill Walton:
"At the end of one of the [road] trips, we had accomplished every goal. We hadn’t lost a game on the trip, and Larry told all of us players, and the media too, ‘Tomorrow’s the last game of the trip. I’m gonna play this one left-handed, at least through three quarters.’ And at the end of three quarters, the next night in Portland, against poor Jerome Kersey, he had 27 points left-handed."
On Valentine’s Day, 1986, Larry Bird finished with 47 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, his second consecutive triple double (Bird had 31/15/11 the night before against the Seattle Supersonics).
With six seconds left in the 4th quarter, Larry Bird hit a jump shot to tie the game, and send it to overtime. With three seconds left in OT, Bird hit a jumper to win it.
Boston 120 - Portland 119.