The Greatest Conference Finals Series in NBA History

1971 Eastern Conference Finals

Dates: April 6-April 19, 1971
Teams and result: Baltimore Bullets over New York Knicks in seven games.

This was the third of six consecutive postseasons that these two teams met, yet 1971 was the lone year the Bullets would come out victorious. This one was memorable because it was the last time Earl Monroe played for the Bullets against the team he'd become a (big) star and an NBA champion for. In the deciding game Earl outplayed fellow future Hall of Famer Walt Frazier (a theme in the series) by doubling him in scoring 26 to 13, a game they won by just two points, 93-91.

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