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Russell keeps RedsArmy alive


Bill Russell came up with an enormous game 5 to help Team RedsArmy avoid elimination with a 114-111 win.  His 20 points, 19 rebounds, 6 blocks and 3 assists made him the easy choice for player of the game. 

Reggie Lewis scored 16 points off the bench on 7 of 11 shooting… 10 of those points coming in the first quarter as Team RedsArmy took a 6 point lead.  But they followed a 35 point first quarter with a 20 second quarter to go into halftime tied.

From there, it was tight the whole way.  Team BigMck took a 7 point lead midway through the 3rd, but RedsArmy went on a 13-5 run to end the quarter.  Russell owned the 4th quarter with 10 points and 7 rebounds.  RedsArmy made its free throws at the end, despite shooting under 67% for the game, to hold on for the 3 point win.  Larry Bird had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists in the loss.

"They did a good job bottling me up in the first couple of games," said Russell.  "I'm just happy that I could do something to help our team win. Nothing I did would mean anything if we didn't pull it out tonight."

Team BigMck leads the series 3-2.  See the full box score here

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  • I TOLD you TeamRedsArmy was gonna come back strong!

  • gotta have bird taking that last shot of the game..come on now

  • G4L

    If I’m not wrong A Celtics team has never lost when up 3 games to 1. So this could get interesting.

  • Russell is on fire now. He’s the ultimate winner. He’s stepping up when it counts.
    Unlike the bums Chuck is trotting out there