There have been many close and exciting championship final
games over the years at the national deaf basketball
tournament. The 1986 championship game probably outranks
them all.

Hollywood blew a 24-point lead over Philadelphia in the
championship game but barely hung on to win the game by
two points, 107-105.

Hot shooting by Philadephia’s McCord (first name not known)
who simply could not miss, helped his team narrow the gap,
a basket at a time. But when his hot shooting cooled off,
missing critical shots in the dying seconds, Hollywood
got away with the win.

To blow a 24 point lead in the championship game would
be an embarrassment for any team.