The Suns' Alvan Adams and Gar Heard battle the Celtics' John Havlicek for the rebound during Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals.

A Game for the Ages
On the 25th anniversary of the "Greatest Game Ever," Suns beat writer Bob
Young takes a look back at the triple-overtime thriller from the 1976 NBA
Finals in this in-depth article, courtesy of

  • Interviews with the participants: Alvan Adams | John
    | Paul Silas | Dave Cowens | Jo Jo White
  • Happy 25th, Sunderella Suns!
  • June 4, 1976: The official box score
  • For more on the '76 Finals, check out

    Gar Heard Live
    Former Suns forward Gar Heard chatted live with fans on on June 4, 25 years to the day he hit the "Shot Heard Round the World."

  • '76 Finals MVP Jo Jo White chatted live on Monday
  • March 13: 2001: Dick Van Arsdale chat transcript
  • March 14, 2001: Alvan Adams chat transcript
  • March 27, 2001: Paul Westphal chat transcript

    The History Maker
    Across 11 NBA seasons, Gar Heard made 2,846 shots. Since then, 2,845 of them
    have been completely forgotten, but one will live forever in NBA lore.

  • The Shot Heard Round the World: 1.70M avi | QuickTime

    An Awesome Ending
    NBA Entertainment took a look back at the three overtimes in their 1994 home
    video, "Awesome Endings":
  • 28.8+ | ISDN+

  • The Greatest Moments
    More highlights and interview from Game 5, courtesy of the 1999 video,
    "Greatest Finals Moments":
  • 28.8+ | ISDN+
  • Still More Highlights
    Can't get enough? Well, here is some more footage of Game 5, from the Suns'
    25th anniversary video, "25 Sizzling Seasons": 28.8+ | ISDN+

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