June 8, 1986: The Boston Celtics defeat the Houston Rockets 114-97 in Game 6 to win the NBA championship.

The win is notable because many consider that Celtics team to rank among the five greatest championship teams of all time. The Celtics ran to 67 wins during the regular season, still one of the top marks in league history.

Larry Bird also had perhaps the finest season of his career, winning the NBA's MVP award for both the regular season and the Finals. Bird was also named the AP's Athlete of the Year across all sports.

In the playoffs, the Celtics lost only three times, including a sweep of the Eastern Conference Finals.

That championship was the 16th in franchise history, but it was the last one earned of the Bird era. The Celtics had to wait another 22 years before hoisting the trophy again.

Bird has 29 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in the clinching game against Houston.

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