NBA Playoffs Throwback: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, 1982 Eastern Conference finals
The defending champion Celtics rematch against the 76ers who they ousted the year before. Dr. Julius Erving and the Sixers finally break through big green. It is amazing how many years during the 80’s the Sixers were eliminated either by Boston or Los Angeles. The Sixers advance by winning game 7 at the old Boston Garden. During the blowout victory Boston fans chant “Beat L.A.!” Philadelphia loses in the NBA Finals in six games to MVP Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 2012 match-up begins with Game 1 Saturday at 7:30pm EST on TNT