DATE: 4/15 - 4/29/1973
RESULT: Knicks won the series 4-3
COMPLEX SAYS: After going 68-14 during the regular season and sporting one of the best teams ever assembled (featured two future Hall of Famers and a slew of NBA All-Stars and champions), the C's seemed destined to do big things come playoff time. Then the Knicks came along. After a hard-fought battle between the two teams, New York came out victorious in Game 7 at the Boston Garden; stunning and breaking the hearts of everyone in Beantown. The Knicks led by Walt Frazier and David DeBusschere eventually went on to face the Lakers in the Finals and beat them in just five games. Sometimes having one of the best records and best players in the league doesn't ensure a championship. Ahem, word to the Miami Heat.