1976 NBA playoffs

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The 1976 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1975–76 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics defeating the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals. The series was highlighted by Game 5, a 3-OT victory by Boston. The Celtics won their 13th NBA title, second in the Dave Cowens era. Jo Jo White was named NBA Finals MVP.

1976 NBA playoffs
DatesApril 13–June 6, 1976
Season1975–76
Teams10
ChampionsBoston Celtics (13th title)
Runners-upPhoenix Suns (1st finals appearance)
Semifinalists

The Suns earned their first two playoff series victories in franchise history to advance to the NBA Finals; they won their second (and as of 2020, most recent) Western Conference title in 1993.

The sixth-year Cleveland Cavaliers made their first playoff appearance and won their first playoff series.

This was the final playoff appearance for the Buffalo Braves franchise in Buffalo and last until 1992, when they returned as the Los Angeles Clippers.

This would prove the last Conference Finals appearance for the Golden State Warriors until 2015 under the leadership of Steph Curry.

The Philadelphia 76ers made the playoffs for the first time since 1971, starting a 12-season run that included four NBA Finals appearances (1977, 1980, 1982, and 1983).

Despite winning their division with a losing record of 38–44, the Milwaukee Bucks were forced to play in the best of three first round against the Detroit Pistons.

This is also noted to be the most recent NBA Playoffs that did not include a sweep and the last time a team from Texas did not appear in the playoffs.

BracketEdit

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
E4 Philadelphia 1 E1 Boston* 4  
E5 Buffalo 2 E5 Buffalo 2  
  E1 Boston* 4
Eastern Conference
  E2 Cleveland* 2  
E3 Washington 3
E2 Cleveland* 4  
  E1 Boston* 4
  W3 Phoenix 2
W4 Milwaukee* 1 W1 Golden State* 4
W5 Detroit 2 W5 Detroit 2  
  W1 Golden State* 3
Western Conference
  W3 Phoenix 4
W3 Phoenix 4
W2 Seattle 2

* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage


First RoundEdit

Eastern Conference First RoundEdit

(4) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (5) Buffalo BravesEdit

April 15
Buffalo Braves 95, Philadelphia 76ers 89
Scoring by quarter: 28–22, 23–25, 22–25, 22–17
Pts: Bob McAdoo 36
Rebs: Bob McAdoo 21
Asts: Randy Smith 13
Pts: Fred Carter 30
Rebs: George McGinnis 15
Asts: George McGinnis 4
Buffalo leads series, 1–0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 14,352
April 16
Philadelphia 76ers 131, Buffalo Braves 106
Scoring by quarter: 29–24, 34–24, 32–37, 36–21
Pts: George McGinnis 34
Rebs: George McGinnis 11
Asts: Fred Carter 6
Pts: Randy Smith 27
Rebs: Bob McAdoo 13
Asts: Randy Smith 7
Series tied, 1–1
April 18
Buffalo Braves 124, Philadelphia 76ers 123 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 32–32, 23–32, 32–25, 24–22, Overtime: 13–12
Pts: Bob McAdoo 34
Rebs: Bob McAdoo 22
Asts: Randy Smith 11
Pts: Fred Carter 32
Rebs: George McGinnis 15
Asts: Fred Carter 6
Buffalo wins series, 2–1
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 13,087


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[1]

Western Conference First RoundEdit

(4) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (5) Detroit PistonsEdit

April 13
Detroit Pistons 107, Milwaukee Bucks 110
Scoring by quarter: 25–23, 31–30, 23–28, 28–29
Pts: Bob Lanier 25
Rebs: Bob Lanier 15
Asts: Lanier, Clark 6 each
Pts: Gary Brokaw 36
Rebs: Elmore Smith 13
Asts: Brian Winters 7
Milwaukee leads series, 1–0
MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 8,912
April 15
Milwaukee Bucks 123, Detroit Pistons 126
Scoring by quarter: 27–34, 31–26, 30–32, 35–34
Pts: Winters, Dandridge 31 each
Rebs: Bob Dandridge 9
Asts: Gary Brokaw 12
Pts: Bob Lanier 35
Rebs: Curtis Rowe 10
Asts: Money, Clark 5 each
Series tied, 1–1
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 8,330
April 18
Detroit Pistons 107, Milwaukee Bucks 104
Scoring by quarter: 36–29, 20–26, 24–27, 27–22
Pts: Bob Lanier 28
Rebs: Bob Lanier 12
Asts: Eric Money 8
Pts: Brian Winters 33
Rebs: Dave Meyers 10
Asts: Gary Brokaw 7
Detroit wins series, 2–1
MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 8,213


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[2]

Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (5) Buffalo BravesEdit

April 21
Buffalo Braves 98, Boston Celtics 107
Scoring by quarter: 31–29, 20–26, 25–29, 22–23
Pts: Randy Smith 27
Rebs: Randy Smith 10
Asts: Randy Smith 12
Pts: Dave Cowens 30
Rebs: Dave Cowens 17
Asts: Jo Jo White 8
Boston leads series, 1–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 13,919
April 23
Buffalo Braves 96, Boston Celtics 101
Scoring by quarter: 24–28, 24–27, 25–24, 23–22
Pts: Bob McAdoo 40
Rebs: John Shumate 11
Asts: Randy Smith 7
Pts: Dave Cowens 27
Rebs: Dave Cowens 18
Asts: Charlie Scott 6
Boston leads series, 2–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
April 25
Boston Celtics 93, Buffalo Braves 98
Scoring by quarter: 24–12, 23–36, 25–24, 21–26
Pts: Jo Jo White 26
Rebs: Dave Cowens 14
Asts: Charlie Scott 7
Pts: Randy Smith 29
Rebs: Randy Smith 14
Asts: Ernie DiGregorio 10
Boston leads series, 2–1
April 28
Boston Celtics 122, Buffalo Braves 124
Scoring by quarter: 34–39, 34–28, 20–27, 34–30
Pts: Dave Cowens 29
Rebs: Dave Cowens 26
Asts: Jo Jo White 11
Pts: Bob McAdoo 30
Rebs: Bob McAdoo 17
Asts: Randy Smith 10
Series tied, 2–2
April 30
Buffalo Braves 88, Boston Celtics 99
Scoring by quarter: 17–20, 19–26, 29–30, 23–23
Pts: Bob McAdoo 23
Rebs: Bob McAdoo 14
Asts: Ernie DiGregorio 6
Pts: Dave Cowens 30
Rebs: Paul Silas 22
Asts: Jo Jo White 6
Boston leads series, 3–2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
May 2
Boston Celtics 104, Buffalo Braves 100
Scoring by quarter: 30–27, 20–28, 27–23, 27–22
Pts: Jo Jo White 23
Rebs: Paul Silas 18
Asts: Charlie Scott 8
Pts: Bob McAdoo 28
Rebs: John Shumate 16
Asts: Ernie DiGregorio 8
Boston wins series, 4–2


This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Celtics winning the first meeting.

(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (3) Washington BulletsEdit

April 13
Washington Bullets 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 95
Scoring by quarter: 37–19, 19–16, 22–25, 22–35
Pts: Elvin Hayes 28
Rebs: Elvin Hayes 18
Asts: Dave Bing 5
Pts: Jim Chones 23
Rebs: Campy Russell 11
Asts: Jim Cleamons 8
Washington leads series, 1–0
April 15
Cleveland Cavaliers 80, Washington Bullets 79
Scoring by quarter: 24–24, 12–22, 27–17, 17–16
Pts: Bingo Smith 17
Rebs: Nate Thurmond 10
Asts: Bingo Smith 4
Pts: Phil Chenier 19
Rebs: Unseld, Robinson 13 each
Asts: Dave Bing 7
Series tied, 1–1
April 17
Washington Bullets 76, Cleveland Cavaliers 88
Scoring by quarter: 15–21, 22–24, 17–22, 22–21
Pts: Elvin Hayes 17
Rebs: Wes Unseld 13
Asts: four players 3 each
Pts: Smith, Carr 17 each
Rebs: Jim Brewer 12
Asts: Jim Brewer 6
Cleveland leads series, 2–1
April 21
Cleveland Cavaliers 98, Washington Bullets 109
Scoring by quarter: 29–26, 22–25, 19–27, 28–31
Pts: Campy Russell 22
Rebs: Jim Brewer 10
Asts: Foots Walker 6
Pts: Clem Haskins 22
Rebs: Unseld, Hayes 14 each
Asts: Wes Unseld 7
Series tied, 2–2
April 22
Washington Bullets 91, Cleveland Cavaliers 92
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 26–25, 22–28, 20–16
Pts: Elvin Hayes 25
Rebs: Elvin Hayes 13
Asts: Dave Bing 6
Pts: Dick Snyder 26
Rebs: Jim Brewer 12
Asts: Cleamons, Snyder 4 each
Cleveland leads series, 3–2
April 26
Cleveland Cavaliers 98, Washington Bullets 102 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 19–30, 25–19, 21–22, 23–17, Overtime: 10–14
Pts: Austin Carr 27
Rebs: Jim Brewer 12
Asts: Cleamons, Carr 5 each
Pts: Elvin Hayes 28
Rebs: Wes Unseld 18
Asts: Wes Unseld 8
Series tied, 3–3
April 29
Washington Bullets 85, Cleveland Cavaliers 87
Scoring by quarter: 26–29, 21–19, 24–21, 14–18
Pts: Phil Chenier 31
Rebs: Elvin Hayes 11
Asts: Wes Unseld 4
Pts: Dick Snyder 23
Rebs: Jim Brewer 16
Asts: Jim Cleamons 6
Cleveland wins series, 4–3
  • Dick Snyder hits the series-winning shot with 4 seconds left.


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[4]

Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (5) Detroit PistonsEdit

April 20
Detroit Pistons 103, Golden State Warriors 127
Scoring by quarter: 31–34, 20–31, 24–27, 28–35
Pts: Bob Lanier 18
Rebs: Bob Lanier 16
Asts: Chris Ford 7
Pts: Phil Smith 26
Rebs: Clifford Ray 12
Asts: Rick Barry 14
Golden State leads series, 1–0
April 22
Detroit Pistons 123, Golden State Warriors 111
Scoring by quarter: 39–37, 31–29, 29–18, 24–27
Pts: Curtis Rowe 33
Rebs: Curtis Rowe 10
Asts: Chris Ford 9
Pts: Rick Barry 27
Rebs: Clifford Ray 12
Asts: Rick Barry 8
Series tied, 1–1
April 24
Golden State Warriors 113, Detroit Pistons 96
Scoring by quarter: 25–26, 28–22, 31–27, 29–21
Pts: Phil Smith 34
Rebs: Jamaal Wilkes 18
Asts: Rick Barry 10
Pts: Bob Lanier 23
Rebs: Bob Lanier 16
Asts: Eric Money 8
Golden State leads series, 2–1
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 10,022
April 26
Golden State Warriors 102, Detroit Pistons 106
Scoring by quarter: 31–28, 17–25, 21–32, 33–21
Pts: Phil Smith 31
Rebs: Clifford Ray 8
Asts: Rick Barry 6
Pts: Bob Lanier 30
Rebs: Bob Lanier 11
Asts: Eric Money 7
Series tied, 2–2
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 11,389
April 28
Detroit Pistons 109, Golden State Warriors 128
Scoring by quarter: 22–28, 26–32, 32–33, 29–35
Pts: Howard Porter 20
Rebs: Bob Lanier 12
Asts: Archie Clark 5
Pts: Phil Smith 28
Rebs: Clifford Ray 14
Asts: Rick Barry 11
Golden State leads series, 3–2
April 30
Golden State Warriors 118, Detroit Pistons 116 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 30–31, 25–32, 27–22, 28–25, Overtime: 8–6
Pts: Phil Smith 37
Rebs: three players 8 each
Asts: Phil Smith 7
Pts: Bob Lanier 30
Rebs: Bob Lanier 16
Asts: Eric Money 9
Golden State wins series, 4–2
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 10,361


This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Warriors winning the only meeting when both teams were based in Philadelphia and Fort Wayne respectively.

(2) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (3) Phoenix SunsEdit

April 13
Phoenix Suns 99, Seattle SuperSonics 102
Scoring by quarter: 21–29, 26–22, 26–28, 26–23
Pts: Paul Westphal 24
Rebs: Gar Heard 10
Asts: Paul Westphal 10
Pts: Fred Brown 34
Rebs: Fred Brown 7
Asts: Slick Watts 8
Seattle leads series, 1–0
April 15
Phoenix Suns 116, Seattle SuperSonics 111
Scoring by quarter: 30–29, 35–28, 22–29, 29–25
Pts: Alvan Adams 23
Rebs: Curtis Perry 12
Asts: Alvan Adams 7
Pts: Fred Brown 45
Rebs: Tommy Burleson 12
Asts: Slick Watts 6
Series tied, 1–1
April 18
Seattle SuperSonics 91, Phoenix Suns 103
Scoring by quarter: 16–27, 31–24, 14–27, 30–25
Pts: Slick Watts 18
Rebs: three players 8 each
Asts: Slick Watts 7
Pts: Heard, Westphal 16 each
Rebs: Gar Heard 14
Asts: Westphal, Adams 6 each
Phoenix leads series, 2–1
April 20
Seattle SuperSonics 114, Phoenix Suns 130
Scoring by quarter: 26–31, 21–29, 25–30, 42–40
Pts: Fred Brown 33
Rebs: Tommy Burleson 20
Asts: Herm Gilliam 7
Pts: Paul Westphal 39
Rebs: Gar Heard 11
Asts: Ricky Sobers 8
Phoenix leads series, 3–1
April 25
Phoenix Suns 108, Seattle SuperSonics 114
Scoring by quarter: 23–28, 27–28, 30–30, 28–28
Pts: Paul Westphal 27
Rebs: Dennis Awtrey 12
Asts: three players 4 each
Pts: Bruce Seals 28
Rebs: Willie Norwood 13
Asts: Slick Watts 12
Phoenix leads series, 3–2
April 27
Seattle SuperSonics 112, Phoenix Suns 123
Scoring by quarter: 23–25, 27–35, 24–34, 38–29
Pts: Seals, Watts 24 each
Rebs: Bruce Seals 7
Asts: Slick Watts 11
Pts: Keith Erickson 20
Rebs: Heard, Adams 9 each
Asts: Alvan Adams 10
Phoenix wins series, 4–2


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[6]

Conference FinalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Cleveland CavaliersEdit

May 6
Cleveland Cavaliers 99, Boston Celtics 111
Scoring by quarter: 20–32, 28–25, 29–20, 22–34
Pts: Snyder, Russell 21 each
Rebs: Nate Thurmond 16
Asts: Jim Cleamons 6
Pts: John Havlicek 26
Rebs: Dave Cowens 12
Asts: Dave Cowens 7
Boston leads series, 1–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 14,264
May 9
Cleveland Cavaliers 89, Boston Celtics 94
Scoring by quarter: 19–24, 29–20, 23–24, 18–26
Pts: Snyder, Smith 16 each
Rebs: Jim Brewer 9
Asts: Foots Walker 6
Pts: Jo Jo White 24
Rebs: Paul Silas 19
Asts: three players 4 each
Boston leads series, 2–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 12,098
May 11
Boston Celtics 78, Cleveland Cavaliers 83
Scoring by quarter: 16–16, 22–27, 16–15, 24–25
Pts: Jo Jo White 22
Rebs: Paul Silas 21
Asts: Jo Jo White 7
Pts: Jim Cleamons 18
Rebs: Jim Brewer 15
Asts: Nate Thurmond 6
Boston leads series, 2–1
May 14
Boston Celtics 87, Cleveland Cavaliers 106
Scoring by quarter: 23–27, 28–22, 19–24, 17–33
Pts: Jo Jo White 23
Rebs: Dave Cowens 18
Asts: Dave Cowens 4
Pts: Bingo Smith 27
Rebs: Jim Brewer 11
Asts: Jim Cleamons 8
Series tied, 2–2
May 16
Cleveland Cavaliers 94, Boston Celtics 99
Scoring by quarter: 23–22, 19–20, 22–26, 30–31
Pts: Jim Cleamons 18
Rebs: Nate Thurmond 10
Asts: Cleamons, Smith 4 each
Pts: Dave Cowens 26
Rebs: Paul Silas 13
Asts: Dave Cowens 6
Boston leads series, 3–2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 12,951
May 18
Boston Celtics 94, Cleveland Cavaliers 87
Scoring by quarter: 22–19, 21–27, 24–23, 27–18
Pts: Jo Jo White 29
Rebs: Dave Cowens 18
Asts: White, Cowens 5 each
Pts: Austin Carr 26
Rebs: Nate Thurmond 14
Asts: Thurmond, Cleamons 5 each
Boston wins series, 4–2


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[7]

Western Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (3) Phoenix SunsEdit

May 2
Phoenix Suns 103, Golden State Warriors 128
Scoring by quarter: 28–30, 20–28, 24–31, 31–39
Pts: Curtis Perry 22
Rebs: Alvan Adams 14
Asts: Alvan Adams 6
Pts: Rick Barry 38
Rebs: Clifford Ray 11
Asts: Gus Williams 6
Golden State leads series, 1–0
May 5
Phoenix Suns 108, Golden State Warriors 101
Scoring by quarter: 28–26, 18–18, 35–29, 27–28
Pts: Paul Westphal 31
Rebs: Gar Heard 12
Asts: Alvan Adams 9
Pts: Rick Barry 44
Rebs: George Johnson 11
Asts: Rick Barry 4
Series tied, 1–1
May 7
Golden State Warriors 99, Phoenix Suns 91
Scoring by quarter: 24–22, 24–31, 26–18, 25–20
Pts: Jamaal Wilkes 22
Rebs: Rick Barry 7
Asts: Barry, Smith 6 each
Pts: Paul Westphal 24
Rebs: Alvan Adams 14
Asts: Ricky Sobers 6
Golden State leads series, 2–1
May 9
Golden State Warriors 129, Phoenix Suns 133 (2OT)
Scoring by quarter: 30–36, 33–29, 24–26, 25–21, Overtime: 7–7, 10–14
Pts: Phil Smith 30
Rebs: Jamaal Wilkes 14
Asts: Phil Smith 8
Pts: Keith Erickson 28
Rebs: Gar Heard 18
Asts: Paul Westphal 8
Series tied, 2–2
May 12
Phoenix Suns 95, Golden State Warriors 111
Scoring by quarter: 24–40, 26–29, 22–15, 23–27
Pts: Curtis Perry 23
Rebs: Curtis Perry 18
Asts: Westphal, Sobers 4 each
Pts: Phil Smith 25
Rebs: Clifford Ray 16
Asts: Phil Smith 6
Golden State leads series, 3–2
May 14
Golden State Warriors 104, Phoenix Suns 105
Scoring by quarter: 26–28, 31–26, 21–31, 26–20
Pts: Rick Barry 30
Rebs: Clifford Ray 12
Asts: Barry, Smith 6 each
Pts: Ricky Sobers 21
Rebs: Gar Heard 15
Asts: three players 6 each
Series tied, 3–3
May 16
Phoenix Suns 94, Golden State Warriors 86
Scoring by quarter: 22–26, 20–22, 25–17, 27–21
Pts: Gar Heard 21
Rebs: Alvan Adams 20
Asts: Westphal, Perry 4 each
Pts: Rick Barry 20
Rebs: Wilkes, Ray 13 each
Asts: Phil Smith 6
Phoenix wins series, 4–3


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[8]

NBA Finals: (E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W3) Phoenix SunsEdit

May 23
Phoenix Suns 87, Boston Celtics 98
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 19–22, 27–27, 21–27
Pts: Alvan Adams 26
Rebs: Curtis Perry 10
Asts: Ricky Sobers 7
Pts: Dave Cowens 25
Rebs: Dave Cowens 21
Asts: Dave Cowens 10
Boston leads series, 1–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
Referees: Darell Garretson, Jake O'Donnell
May 27
Phoenix Suns 90, Boston Celtics 105
Scoring by quarter: 25–24, 16–22, 16–34, 33–25
Pts: Paul Westphal 28
Rebs: Alvan Adams 15
Asts: Westphal, Adams 5 each
Pts: John Havlicek 23
Rebs: Paul Silas 17
Asts: Jo Jo White 9
Boston leads series, 2–0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
Referees: Earl Strom, Joe Gushue
May 30
Boston Celtics 98, Phoenix Suns 105
Scoring by quarter: 17–26, 22–26, 26–26, 33–27
Pts: Jo Jo White 24
Rebs: Dave Cowens 17
Asts: Charlie Scott 5
Pts: Alvan Adams 33
Rebs: Alvan Adams 14
Asts: Paul Westphal 6
Boston leads series, 2–1
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 12,884
Referees: Richie Powers, Paul Mihalak
June 2
Boston Celtics 107, Phoenix Suns 109
Scoring by quarter: 30–35, 27–25, 23–27, 27–22
Pts: Jo Jo White 25
Rebs: Paul Silas 14
Asts: Jo Jo White 5
Pts: Paul Westphal 28
Rebs: Gar Heard 15
Asts: Paul Westphal 9
Series tied, 2–2
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 13,306
Referees: Don Murphy, Manny Sokol
June 4
Phoenix Suns 126, Boston Celtics 128 (3OT)
Scoring by quarter: 18–36, 27–25, 27–16, 23–18, Overtime: 6–6, 11–11, 14–16
Pts: Westphal, Sobers 25 each
Rebs: Curtis Perry 15
Asts: Perry, Sobers 6 each
Pts: Jo Jo White 33
Rebs: Dave Cowens 19
Asts: Jo Jo White 9
Boston leads series, 3–2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 15,320
Referees: Richie Powers, Don Murphy, Bob Rakel
  • As John Havlicek hit the clutch shot as time ran out for Boston in the second OT, the fans crowded the floor in celebration, thinking that the game was over. However, the clock was supposed to stop on the basket, and the referees had to bring the Celtics back onto the floor and put one second back on the clock. Meanwhile, Paul Westphal called a timeout that the Suns didn't have which would result in a technical foul, forcing Jo Jo White to shoot and make the technical free throw which put the Celtics up by 2, and then Gar Heard hit the game-tying buzzer-beater to force the third OT.
June 6
Boston Celtics 87, Phoenix Suns 80
Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 18–13, 19–23, 30–24
Pts: Charlie Scott 25
Rebs: Dave Cowens 17
Asts: Jo Jo White 6
Pts: Alvan Adams 20
Rebs: Gar Heard 10
Asts: Alvan Adams 6
Boston wins series, 4–2
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 13,306
Referees: Darell Garretson, Jake O'Donnell


This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.[9]

ReferencesEdit

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