WATCH: Celtics legend Larry Bird hangs 24 points on the Atlanta Hawks in just one quarter

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Sometimes in the retelling of the history of the Boston Celtics during the prime years of franchise icon Larry Bird what gets lost is the sheer ability of the Hick From French Lick (as he was sometimes called) to put points on the board at will.

A classic example of his offensive prowess when healthy was his performance in the first quarter of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Dominique Wilkins and the Atlanta Hawks in 1988, where he hung a team-record 24 points in the first quarter on his way to a 38-point performance. ”I was just moving and getting the ball in areas I like to get it in,” said Bird after the game via the AP.

”I made some moves that I was surprised I beat my man on,” added Larry Legend.

Watch the clip embedded above to see Bird in action that night — the Indiana product truly was a sight to behold when he was in his bag.

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