On June 8, 1984 - Larry Bird's 'Heat Game' vs. Lakers in the Finals
As a courtside thermometer registered 98 degrees, Boston's Larry Bird answered the challenge by shooting 15-for-20 from the field and scoring 34 points in Boston's 121-103 Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. "I love to play in the heat" said Bird. "I just run faster and create my own wind."
April 20, 1986: Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points