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DJ made all the plays ... big and little

Updated: February 23, 2007, 7:15 AM ET
By Greg Sukiennik | ESPN.com

He was a green and white blur, taking Larry Bird's pass in stride and hitting the layup that gave the Celtics Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons.

That's how a lot of Celtics fans will always remember Dennis Johnson -- the player on the tail end of one of Larry Legend's career-defining plays, sealing a hard-fought win over the Bad Boys in the kind of playoff series they don't make anymore. The kind where the word "hate" isn't sportswriter hyperbole.

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