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Celtics-Bulls: Double-Overtime Duels, ’86 vs. ’09

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Okay, so yes—there were similarities between Sunday's double-overtime duel between Boston and Chicago and another Bulls-Celtics classic: Game Two of their meeting in the 1986 playoffs.

Both went to two overtimes, and both featured the same two teams.  There were even two great breakout performances.

But don’t kid yourself. Sunday’s two-overtime duel between the Celtics and the Bulls was nothing like their two-OT duel that was Michael Jordan’s coming-out party in 1986.

Let’s set them up.

In ’86, the Bulls were facing a great Celtics team. They were not a great team and finished with a 30-52 record—mostly because of a nagging foot injury for Jordan ...

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