The Greatest Conference Finals Series in NBA History

1975 Western Conference Finals

Date: April 27-May 14, 1975
Teams and result: Golden State Warriors over Chicago Bulls in seven games.

The Warriors were led by Rick Barry who averaged 28.6 ppg in the series and saved his best performances for when Golden State was staring at a deficit. In Game 4, down 2-1, Barry poured in 36 points to capture a 111-106 victory—no one else on the team contributed more than fourteen. Again in Game 6, down 3-2, Barry dropped 36 points in a 86-72 win, and this time no one else on his team topped 13. Whenever you hear "analysts" talk about how great players should come up huge in the biggest games of their careers, this is the type of performance they have in mind.

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