Celtics vs. Lakers in the Finals

1962
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1962

Celtics defeat Lakers 4-3

The Lakers pushed the Celtics to the brink after Elgin Baylor scored a Finals-record 61 points in Los Angeles' Game 5 victory in Boston. But the Celtics returned the favor with a Game 6 win in L.A., setting up one of the greatest winner-take-all games in NBA history. Game 7 went to overtime, but only after the Lakers' Frank Selvy missed a potential game-winning baseline shot at the end of regulation (the Lakers would contend later that Bob Cousy had fouled Selvy). The Celtics went on to win 110-107 behind Bill Russell's 30 points and Finals-record-tying 40 rebounds, with Bob Cousy memorably dribbling out the clock.

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