Another 80’s classic from the 85/86 regular season. One of the greatest teams of all-time against 76ers with young Charles Barkley. Celtics played without injured Kevin McHale.
Larry Bird: 28 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, amazing half-court shot at the end of the 3rd quarter.
Bill Walton: 19 points, 13 rebounds, great basketball by reborn Walton. This was one of his best games in Celtics uniform.
Charles Barkley: 26 points, 21 rebounds (11 offensive), just a beast down low, overpowering everyone, great game by young Barkley.
“I just like being on Larry Bird’s team,” Walton said. “It’s like playing with all great players. There’s a sense that we’re going to do it, that we’re going to get the job done.”
Celtics won it in the end 105:103.