79NBAAn NBA Finals Classic
Date / Jun 4, 1976
Location / Boston Garden | Boston, Mass.
Moment / With the 1976 NBA Finals tied 2-2 between the Celtics and Suns, Game 5 became the first Finals game ever to go to triple overtime. At the end of the second overtime, Boston was up by two points with one second left. The Suns sank a jumper at the buzzer to send the game into the third overtime. With many players having fouled out, reserve forward Glenn McDonald scored six points in the third overtime, giving Boston a 128-126 victory.
Impact / The Celtics won Game 6 two days later in Phoenix, giving the franchise its 13th NBA title.