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Dimensions: 12 in. x 33 in. x 0.75 in.
Larry Bird captured his first NBA championship and the Celtics 14th by beating the Houston Rocker in six games. Cedric Maxwell was named MVP.Late in the fourth period of Game 1 (Featured in this Mega Ticket), with the Celtics trailing 87-84, Bird put up an 18-footer from the right side. As soon as he turned it loose, he immediately rushed in for the rebound. He caught the ball in midair as his momentum was carrying him out of bounds on the baseline just right of the lane. In an instant, he switched the ball to his left hand (a right-handed shot would have hit the side of the backboard) and flipped it in the basket. Bird would finish with 18 points, 21 rebounds, and nine assists. Moses Malone would grab 15 rebounds, but was held to 13 points.The crowd went nuts over Bird's shot, with general manager Red Auerbach leading the cheers. Bill Russell, who was broadcasting the game for CBS, looked on in disbelief. "Larry was able to make the play," said Russell, "because he not only knew where the ball was going to land, he knew that he knew." The shot carried Boston to a 98-95 win and Auerbach proclaimed, "It was the one of the best shots I've ever seen a player make." Overall size: 12 (W) x 33 (H) x 3/4 (D).Officially licensed by the NBA, Mega Tickets are sports history turned into unique wall art. They are created from actual game tickets, enlarged approximately 500%, printed on archival canvas and hand wrapped on wooden stretcher bars. Perfect for autographs.