1982 Eastern Conference Finals
Date: May 9-May 23, 1982
Teams and results: Philadelphia 76ers over Boston Celtics in seven games.
The first game was a rout with the Celtics popping Philadelphia in the mouth by 40 points. But the Sixers answered by running off three straight wins including a 99-97 thriller in Game 3. After the Celtics tied the series 3-3, Philly was headed into Boston's lion's den. They answered the bell. Dr. J and Andrew Toney combined for 63 points to stun the Celtic faithful. In the closing minutes, the Boston Garden crowd chanted "Beat L.A., Beat L.A." in an inspiring example of unification over hatred for another.