June 4, 1976: The triple-overtime thriller between the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns in 1976 is perhaps the greatest game in NBA Finals history.
With 19 seconds left in regulation of Game 5, the Suns lead 95-94. John Havlicek makes a free throw for Boston to tie it 95-95. Havlicek then misses his second foul shot, but the Celtics get the offensive rebound for another possession. Havlicek misses a jumper with eight seconds left. Phoenix is unable to get a shot off on its final possession, and the game heads to overtime.
The second OT was quite memorable, highlighted by a last-second shot by Havlicek, which was thought to be the game-winner. But the referees put one second on the clock, and Garfield Heard sinks a high arching jumper for Phoenix to bring the game to a third OT.
By this point, many key players have fouled out. Celtics substitute Glenn McDonald scores six points in the third overtime to help Boston win 128-126.
The Celtics then win Game 6 in Phoenix to capture their 13th NBA championship.