Celtics vs. Lakers in the Finals

1963
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1963

Celtics defeat Lakers 4-2

SI's John Underwood wrote on the eve of the series, ''The Boston Celtics are an old team. Tired blood courses through their varicose veins and they are suspected of having fallen arches, bad backs, itchy scalp and gout." Even so, the Celtics had enough to send 34-year-old Bob Cousy out a winner as the magician of a point guard claimed his sixth title.

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