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The Celtics' Larry Bird wins his third consecutive NBA MVP.
John Havlicek scores 54 points, a career high and a Celtics playoff record, in a 134-109 rout of the Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Boston.
Lenny Wilkens becomes the winningest coach in NBA history when he gains his 939th victory, passing Red Auerbach, as his Atlanta Hawks defeat the Washington Bullets, 112-90.
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