Memorable NBA Finals Game 7s

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2005: Spurs 81, Pistons 74

The Celtics and Lakers are set to play the 17th Game 7 in NBA Finals history. Here is a look, in reverse chronological order, at some of the most memorable of those grand finales -- many of which, not surprisingly, involve Boston.

The first Finals Game 7 in 11 years ended with Tim Duncan and the Spurs winning their third title in seven years and denying the Pistons back-to-back championships. Playing at home, San Antonio overcame a nine-point third-quarter deficit behind Duncan (25 points, 11 rebounds) and Manu Ginobili (23 points).

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