On May 22, 1988, the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics met at the Boston Garden for the deciding game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. What ensued was one of the greatest playoff duels in NBA history.
Today at 8:30 a.m., on the match-up’s 25th anniversary, the Hawks will release an oral history account of this legendary game exclusively on www.hawks.com, featuring commentary from Dominique Wilkins, Larry Bird, Mike Fratello, Doc Rivers, Danny Ainge, Bill Walton, Steve Holman and more who were at the Garden that day.
Wilkins and Bird put on an unparalleled performance to fight for a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. Wilkins scored 16 of his game-high 47 in the fourth quarter, while Bird hit 9-of-10 shots in the fourth for 20 of his 34 points.
To read the complete oral history of Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals, visit http://www.nba.com/hawks/features/nique-bird-oral-history.