1979 Eastern Conference Finals
Date: May 4-May 18, 1979
Teams and result: Washington Bullets over San Antonio Spurs in seven games.
In Game 3, Larry Kenon of San Antonio, went from goat to hero by scoring three points in the waning seconds for a 116-114 victory after turning the ball over and missing a free throw with 30 seconds left. The Bullets then fought back from a 3-1 deficit and hit a game winning shot (in Game 7 by Bob Dandridge) to complete the stunning resurrection. The Spurs got off a shot to send the game into an extra frame, but it was blocked by Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes. Blowing a 3-1 lead really sucks but at least if you were a Spur you got to start vacation early.