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"Havlicek stole the ball! Havlicek stole the ball!"

Updated: April 9, 2002, 9:45 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

April 15, 1965

Though the Boston Celtics finish 22 games ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Division, their playoff series goes down to the final seconds of Game 7. With five seconds left in Boston Garden, the Celtics let Wilt Chamberlain score an uncontested basket, cutting their lead to 110-109.

Bill Russell throws the ball in-bounds over the outstretched hands of Chamberlain. But the ball hits the guide wire supporting the backboard and the 76ers get the ball. ...

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