When it comes to playing in Game 7s in NBA playoff history, Boston Celtics fans won’t be surprised to learn that the club has several of their former players on any list of NBA greatest players. The most Game 7s in their careers.
But when you consider the Celtics’ dominance from the 1950s to the precipice of the 1970s, with a long streak in the mid-seventies, eighties and final years, it makes sense that such lists would be populated by Boston alumni.
Let’s look at the record books to find out.
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7s: KC Jones
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7: Frank Ramsey
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7s: Tommy Heinsohn
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7: Danny Ainge
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7s: Shaquille O’Neal
No. 9 (tie) 10 Game 7: Bob Cousy
No. 9 (tie) 10 Game 7: Paul Silas
No. 9 (tie) 10 Game 7s: Don Nelson
No. 7 (tie) 11 Game 7: Tom Sanders
No. 3 (tie) 12 Game 7: Sam Jones
No. 3 (tie) 12 Game 7s: John Havlicek
No. 2 – 13 Game 7s: Bill Russell
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