The game turned into such a two-man shootout that it's known as "the Bird and Dominique Game." The Human Highlight Film, Dominique Wilkins, was never better, pulling out an endless variety of dunks, spin shots and jumpers banked high off the board to finish with 47 points. But Larry Bird scored 20 of his 34 in the fourth period as the Celtics won 118-116.
7. EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS, May 11, 1986, MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, Mecca, Milwaukee
The Sixers owned the Bucks until this day, having beaten Milwaukee in the playoffs in four of the previous five seasons. But Julius Erving missed an open 15-foot jumper with two seconds left and Milwaukee held on for a 113-112 victory.