As it was, the Boston forward missed only twice, finishing with 33 points as the Celtics overpowered the Spurs, 135-119, at San Antonio.
Bird--whose only misses were a free throw and a three-point attempt, long after the game had been decided--made four three-point shots, eight field goals and five free throws.
The rest of the Celtics didn't miss much in the first half, either, as they raced to an 80-69 lead. Boston hit 32 of 40 attempts before halftime for a blistering 80% from the field.
The Bulls held Alex English, the NBA's leading scorer, to only 18 points, including just two in the final quarter.