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Bernard King single-handedly lifted this series, averaging 42.6 points and breaking Elgin Baylor's 23-year-old scoring record for a five-game series. The matchup also produced a few stirring finishes: The Pistons coughed up a six-point lead in the final 76 seconds of their 94-93 loss in Game 1; and Isiah Thomas scored 16 consecutive points in a 94-second span to force overtime in Game 5 before a flu-ridden King (44 points) came up bigger in the extra period in New York's 127-123 victory at Detroit.

Photo: Jerry Wachter/SI

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