Celtics fans shouted “Beat LA” as the 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics in 1982 to advance to the Finals
After the Boston Celtics won the game in a row while facing the knockout, the Philadelphia 76ers won 120-106 in Game 7.
Julius Erving finished Philadelphia with 29 points, 3 steals and 3 blocks. Andrew Toney scored 34 points and Maurice Cheeks scored 19 points and 11 assists.
Larry Bird has 20 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks, but his outstanding performance is not enough.
The 76ers led by only two-thirds, but expanded their lead to double digits in the third quarter and never looked back.
With the popularity of the game, fans in Boston Garden began to shout “Beat LA”.
Fans did not get their wish, because the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the 76ers in six games and won the 1982 NBA Finals.