Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 23, 1982: The 76ers Win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals

On May 23, 1982, the Philadelphia 76ers went into the Boston Garden and beat the Celtics 120-106 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Philadelphia nearly lost the series after squandering a 3-1 lead over Boston only to have the Celtics comeback to force the game 7. As Game 7 was coming to a close the fans inside the Garden began to chant "Beat L.A." "Beat L.A.",  they realized the Celtics wouldn't be moving on and the only thing they cared about at that point was the Lakers losing in The Finals. The Boston fans didn't get their wish though, the Lakers took home the title by beating Philly in 6 games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbCB_PwSA-I

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