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Gar Heard 17pts 4blk vs. Celtics – 1976 Finals G5 (1976.06.04)

Gar Heard 17pts 12reb 4ast 3st; 4blk


The Shot is indeed a great NBA moment. Yet there were plenty of things Garfield Heard contributed with beforehand that made that play a possibility. Phoenix’s first four points in the first overtime were jump shots made by Heard. The 6-6 defensive specialist — who registered 2.8 blocks per game in 1973-74 — also rejected four of Boston’s shots and was there to prevent some others as well. Brent Musburger sang Heard’s praises for a reason during this one. June 4, 1976.



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