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Red and the Team in ’61-’62
The Celtics dynasty was in full swing after the C’s won their third straight NBA World Championship title in 1961. The starting five of Sam Jones, Frank Ramsey, Bob Cousy, Tommy Heinsohn and Bill Russell, along with stars off the bench like K.C. Jones, Satch Sanders, Jim Loscutoff and Gary Phillips, helped lead the team back to another title in 1962. But it wouldn’t be easy. The Celtics were pushed to seven games in the Eastern Division Finals by Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia Warriors before Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and the Los Angeles Lakers did the same in the 1962 NBA Finals. Bob Cousy said, “This was the toughest series for me personally…” Click the PDF to read more about Sanders and Coach Red Auerbach that season.
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