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Bullets defeat 76ers
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Bullets defeat 76ers

1978 (Eastern Conference finals)

Buoyed by coach Dick Motta's mantra, ''The opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings,'' the Bullets (44-38), after rallying to knock off San Antonio (52-30) in the conference semifinals, eliminated powerful Philadelphia (55-27) in six games to reach the NBA Finals. From there, Elvin Hayes and Co. beat the Sonics to become the NBA champion with the fewest regular-season victories.

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