Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson was one of the best rivalries in sports.
And it all came to a head on June 12, 1984, at Boston Garden.
NBC Sports Boston's "Classic Celtics" series continues Friday night with an all-timer: Game 7 of the 1984 NBA Finals between the Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.
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The 1984 Finals was the first time Bird and Johnson faced off in a championship since battling for the NCAA title in 1979. The series didn't disappoint, going a full seven games with two overtime contests along the way.
Game 7 came down to the wire, too, with Cedric Maxwell playing the role of hero to help the C's earn a 111-102 win and defeat their bitter rival for their 15th NBA title.
Our re-broadcast of Celtics-Lakers Game 7 begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday and will feature additional commentary from Maxwell, who led all scorers with 24 points.
Here's how to watch: