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76ers, Celtics Boast One Of The Great Game 7 Histories In All Sports

3 of the 4 major US sports use the 7 game format for their playoffs. While game 7s aren't hugely uncommon, it certainly is rare to see the same two teams meet in a decisive final game so many times. This will be the 6th game 7 contested between these two historical rivals.

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Here's the history.

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1965 Eastern Division finals: Celtics 110, 76ers 109
1968 Eastern Division finals: Celtics 100, 76ers 96
1977 Eastern Conference semifinals: 76ers 83, Celtics 77
1981 Eastern Conference finals: Celtics 91, 76ers 90
1982 Eastern Conference finals: 76ers 120, Celtics 106

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So the Sixers are 3-2 all time in game 7s vs Boston. We'll be adding one more result to this list in just a few hours.

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