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June 25, 2008
A SUCCESSION OF NBA ROYALTY HAS REPRESENTED THE CELTICS ON THE COVER OF SI
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June 25, 2008

A Lineage Of Legends

A SUCCESSION OF NBA ROYALTY HAS REPRESENTED THE CELTICS ON THE COVER OF SI

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NOVEMBER 13, 1972
With only Havlicek remaining from Boston's glory days, the Celtics opened the '72 season by winning their first 10 games.

FEBRUARY 18, 1974
SI followed Boston during a four-game road trip.

MAY 20, 1974
The Celtics were back on top thanks to Havlicek.

JUNE 7, 1976
Center play was pivotal as Boston beat Phoenix.

OCTOBER 25, 1976
Boston found a new rival in Julius Erving.

APRIL 25, 1977
Sidney Wicks helped a patchwork Celtics team sweep the Spurs in an Eastern Conference first-round series.

APRIL 28, 1980
An old rivalry got a boost with Larry Bird's arrival.

MAY 11, 1981
Kevin McHale denied Philly in the '81 title run.

NOVEMBER 9, 1981
The best since Oscar Robertson? SI said yes.

MAY 2, 1983
Boston got past Atlanta but lost to Milwaukee.

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