After the first quarter of the Boston Celtic’s game versus the Toronto Raptors, John Havlicek received a standing ovation from the Celtics fans as the team celebrated the 50th anniversary of John Havlicek’s legendary play that sent the Boston Celtics to the 1965 NBA Finals. Members of the 1964-65 team gathered at a Boston hotel to talk about the play, where Havlicek revealed that Bill Russell asked his team in the huddle to bail him out as he had just committed a costly turnover. He also gave recognition to the late Johnny Most that was the announcer at the game and was responsible for the infamous “Havlicek Stole the ball.” call, he was noted as parlaying the play from just a game-winning steal to the legendary play is is today.
The current Celtics team finished their final home game on a strong note as first year Celtic Jae Crowder made a game winning shot that secured the #7 seed for the upcoming playoffs and will play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round.
Relive the legendary play again: