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In light of the recent Celtics-Bulls classic series, here are some of the best playoff series in NBA history, beginning with the 1970 Finals. The series is best remembered for an inspirational appearance by Willis Reed (pictured here in the East finals) in New York's Game 7 win, but it also featured Jerry West's buzzer-beating 60-footer to force OT in Game 3; another OT finish in Game 4; the Knicks' comeback from a 13-point halftime deficit to win Game 5 after Reed left with a leg injury; Wilt Chamberlain's 45-point, 27-rebound domination in L.A's Game 6 win; and Walt Frazier's 36-point, 19-assist tour de force in Game 7.

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Photo: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

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