April 16, 1965

On the front page of the Boston Globe rests the story about one of the great NBA playoff game finishes of all time, inspiring the greatest radio play-by-play call of all time. The Boston Celtics clinched their ninth straight Eastern Division title with a 110-109 Game 7 win over Philadelphia.

With 5 seconds left, Bill Russell tried to put the ball into play beneath the Sixers basket and hit one of the guy wires supporting the basket.

So, with 4 seconds left, Philadelphia’s Hal Greer put the ball into play … and John Havlicek intercepted it.

If you haven’t heard Johnny Most shriek “Havlicek stole the ball,” Google search it and enjoy.

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