Take a trip down memory lane as we share a crazy moment at the podium, an amazing posterization, an absolute on-court fail or a memorable shooting performance from the postseason of the National Basketball Association in This Day in NBA Playoffs History.
In late June 2007, the Boston Celtics acquired Ray Allen in a trade with Seattle SuperSonics and then pulled off what essentially became a 7-for-1 deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett four days later. By pairing Garnett and Allen with Paul Pierce, the Celtics were looking to drastically turn their team around after a dreadful 24-58 season the year before with what eventually became known as the Big 3. And while there were concerns about chemistry and pitting three superstars on one team, the results spoke for themselves. In the 2007-08 season, the C's posted the best single-season turnaround in NBA history with a 42-win improvement, going 66-16.
On this day, six years ago, the Celtics crept one step closer to hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy after defeating the Detroit Pistons in six games. The implementation of the Big 3 forever changed the landscape of the league as more and more franchises attempted to model their rosters after Boston to varying...degrees of success.
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