May 26, 1987: The Celtics are on the verge of losing Game 5 of the Eastern Conference at home to the Detroit Pistons when Larry Bird steals an inbounds pass from Isiah Thomas and whips the ball to Dennis Johnson for a driving layup. It gives the Celtics a last-second, 108-107 win to take a 3-2 series lead.
The Celtics are down 107-106 when Bird drives to the hoop but has his shot blocked by Pistons rookie Dennis Rodman. On the chase for the loose ball, Boston guard Jerry Sichting is the last to touch it before it goes out of bounds. This gives the ball back to Detroit with just five seconds left.
The call by iconic Celtics broadcaster Johnny Most becomes instant classic: "Now there's a steal by Bird!"
Johnson scores with one second left on the clock.
The home team wins every game in the series as Boston prevails in seven to reach to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season.