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How's this for white-knuckle finishes late in a series between two 62-win teams: 105-104 to 76ers in Game 4 (for a 3-1 series lead); 111-109 in Game 5, 100-98 in Game 6 and 91-90 in Game 7 all to Boston, which got a late jumper from Larry Bird in that final game to subdue a loaded, Julius Erving-led Philadelphia team. The Celtics went on to beat Houston in the Finals for their first title of the Bird era.

Photo: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

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