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Nets defeat 76ers
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Nets defeat 76ers

1984 (Eastern Conference first round)

New Jersey not only won a playoff game for the first time in its seven-year NBA history but also eliminated defending champion Philadelphia, which had dominated the 1983 playoffs behind a similar cast of characters (Moses Malone [pictured], Julius Erving, Andrew Toney, Maurice Cheeks and Bobby Jones). The road team won all five games in the series, The Nets' run, fueled by Darryl Dawkins, Buck Williams, Otis Byrdsong, Albert King and Micheal Ray Richardson, ended a round later against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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