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Encyclopedia > 1984 NBA Finals

The 1984 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1983-1984 NBA season. In 1984, the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a seven-game Finals, winning Game 7 111-102. Larry Bird averaged 27 points and 14 rebounds a game during the series, earning the award of Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP). Bird was also named the league regular season MVP for that year. The 1983-84 NBA Season was the 38th season of the National Basketball Association. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, who play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player. ...


The long-awaited rematch of the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics after their rivalry was revived in 1980 with the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird pair entering the league. The Lakers almost swept the Celtics but a crucial steal in Game 2 led to a tie game and the Celtics were able to win in overtime to tie the series. The Lakers won Game 3 easily and almost won Game 4, but were again thwarted. Now tied 2-2, the Lakers and Celtics each held serve at their home court to send the series to Boston for Game 7. Game 5 was a classic, with Bird coming up with a huge game in one of the (literally) hottest games ever in non-air conditioned Boston Garden. Game 7 was a close game but eventually went to the Celtics. Cedric Maxwell scored 24 points against the Los Angeles Lakers in the decisive Game 7 victory. The 1984 championship series was one of the most watched in history, with soaring TV ratings. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player. ... Boston Garden ISBN:0738511528 The Boston Garden was an arena built in 1928 and demolished in 1997 after the completion of its new sister arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ... Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955 in Kinston, North Carolina) was an American professional basketball player and is now a radio broadcaster for WWZN AM (1510) in Boston, where he announces Boston Celtics games. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...

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Game One

The Lakers opened the series with a 115-109 victory at Boston Garden. Boston Garden ISBN:0738511528 The Boston Garden was an arena built in 1928 and demolished in 1997 after the completion of its new sister arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ...


Game Two

In Game 2, the Lakers led 113-111 with 18 seconds left when Gerald Henderson stole a James Worthy pass to score a game tying layup and the Celtics eventually prevailed in overtime 124-121. Jerome McKinley Gerald Henderson (born January 16, 1956 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former shooting guard who had a 13 year career in the National Basketball Association from 1979 until 1992. ... James Ager Worthy (b. ...


Game Three

In Game 3, the Lakers raced to an easy 137-104 victory as Magic Johnson dished out 21 assists. After the game, Larry Bird said his team played like "sissies" in an attempt to light a fire under his teammates. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player. ...


Game Four

In Game 4, the Lakers had a five point game lead with less than a minute to play, but made several execution errors as the Celtics tied the game and then came away with a 129-125 victory in overtime. The game was also marked by Celtic forward Kevin McHale's takedown of Laker forward Kurt Rambis on a breakaway layup which triggered the physical aspect of the rivalry. Kareen Abdul-Jabbar would go after Larry Bird later on in the third quarter, and 1981 Finals MVP Cedric Maxwell further antagonized the Lakers by following a missed James Worthy free throw by crossing the lane with his hands around his own neck, symbolizing that Worthy was "choking" under pressure. Kevin Edward McHale (born December 19, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who starred for thirteen seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics. ... Kurt Rambis as a player of Los Angeles Lakers Darrell Kurt Rambis (born February 25, 1958 in Cupertino, California) is a former pro basketball player and current assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player. ... Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955 in Kinston, North Carolina) was an American professional basketball player and is now a radio broadcaster for WWZN AM (1510) in Boston, where he announces Boston Celtics games. ... James Ager Worthy (b. ...


Game Five

In Game 5, the Celtics took a 3-2 series lead as Larry Bird scored 34 points. The game was known as the "Heat Game", as it was played under 97-degree heat, and without any air conditioning at the infamous Boston Garden. Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player. ... Boston Garden ISBN:0738511528 The Boston Garden was an arena built in 1928 and demolished in 1997 after the completion of its new sister arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ...


Game Six

In Game 6, the Lakers evened the series with a 119-108 victory. In the game the Lakers answered the Celtics' rough tactics when Laker forward James Worthy shoved Cedric Maxwell into a basket support. After the game a Laker fan threw a beer at Celtics guard M.L. Carr as he left the floor, causing him to label the series "all-out-war." James Ager Worthy (b. ... Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21, 1955 in Kinston, North Carolina) was an American professional basketball player and is now a radio broadcaster for WWZN AM (1510) in Boston, where he announces Boston Celtics games. ... Michael Leon (M.L.) Carr (born January 9, 1951 in Wallace, North Carolina) is a former basketball player in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, and former head coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. ...


Game Seven

In Game 7, the heat that was an issue in Game 5 was not so bad (indoor temperatures hovered around 91 degrees during the game, due to additional fans being brought in to try to cool the air). The Celtics were led by Cedric Maxwell who had 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as they came away with a 111-102 victory. In the game the Lakers rallied from a 14-point-deficit to three with one minute remaining when Cedric Maxwell knocked the ball away from Magic Johnson. Dennis Johnson responded by sinking two free throws to seal the victory. Larry Bird was named MVP of the series. Dennis Johnson (born September 18, 1954 in San Pedro, California) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former NBA basketball player. ... The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ...

Preceded by:
1983 NBA Finals
NBA Finals
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Succeeded by:
1985 NBA Finals

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