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NBA play-off

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 June, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 15 June, 1993, 12:00am

ONLY one NBA play-off game was longer than yesterday's triple-overtime victory by Phoenix.


The Boston Celtics beat Syracuse 111-105 in four overtimes on March 21, 1953, and they defeated Phoenix 128-126 in the only other triple overtime in the finals on June 4, 1976.


Only two other championship series games have gone beyond one overtime - Boston and St Louis in Game Seven of the 1957 NBA Finals and Milwaukee and Boston in Game Six of the 1974 finals.


Kevin Johnson played 62 of a possible 63 minutes to break the finals record of 61 by Garfield Heard of Phoenix.


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