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6 Responses to “Layups: Ranking the Greatest Playoff Series Ever”
I agree with the top pick. The 1981 ECF was the best series I ever saw for sure. The 1984 Finals the best championship series I've seen. Didnt see 1969 or 1970 Finals but I would guess they are near the top. The 1997-98 Finals were excellent too, but I wouldn't put them quite as high.
yea mike that was a key turning point when maxwell went into the crowd. boston had lost 11 in a row at the spectrum before that game and seemed to be unintimidated after that, or fired up.
other key plays in that series:
ML Carr hit 2 winning FTs in the final seconds of game 5;
bird's leaning 16 footer from the right wing that bounced high off the rim and in late in game 6;
mchale's great block AND rebound of andrew toney's drive at the end of game 6 with boston up 1 and on the verge of elimination;
multiple bad passes/turnovers by Dr J in the final minutes of game 7. boston's ferocious defense held philly without a fied goal in the last 5+-minutes of the game!
bird's winning banker in the final minute of game 7 to break the tie for, fittingly, the last basket of the series.