So close, so painful

Philly's sports teams often do well -- but then choke in the biggest moments, as this list of most painful moments shows.

Updated: July 13, 2004, 11:22 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | Page 2

EDITOR'S NOTE: Page 2, along with ESPN2's "Cold Pizza," is counting down the 15 Most Tortured Sports Cities in America. This week, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio wonders what -- or who -- caused the Philly curse and we present the Top 10 most painful moments in Philadelphia's sports history.

10. 76ers vs. Celtics, May 3, 1981 In 1981, the 76ers and Celtics hooked up in one of the best series in NBA postseason history. The teams were very evenly matched -- both went 62-20 during the regular ...

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