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Bird, Celtics deliver third title in six years

Updated: June 3, 2002, 11:40 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

June 8, 1986

Having lost only once all season at Boston Garden, it is expected the Celtics will wrap up their third championship of the 80s today. With Larry Bird at the top of his game, the Celtics deliver.

Bird turns the parquet floor into his personal stage with his third triple-double of the playoffs and second of the Finals. In winning his second Finals MVP, he scores 29 points, grabs 11 rebounds and has 12 assists in leading the Celtics to a 114-97 pounding of the Houston ...

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