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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1996-97 through 2005-06

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 1 Regular Season Record: 348-440 Regular Season Win Percentage: 44.1% Playoff Appearances: 4 Playoff Series Wins: 3 Playoff Record: 16-21 For the first time in generations, the Celtics were veering into rudderless territory.

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1986-87 through 1995-96

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 1 Division Titles: 4 Regular Season Record: 465-355 Regular Season Win Percentage: 56.7% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 7 Playoff Record: 37-40 Fresh off three titles in six seasons, the Boston Celtics looked to further

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1976-77 through 1985-86

Championships: 3 Conference Titles: 4 Division Titles: 6 Regular Season Record: 539-281 Regular Season Win Percentage: 65.7% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 18 Playoff Record: 74-42 Capturing two titles in the previous three seasons, while also making every Conference

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Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1976-77 through 1985-86

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 1 Regular Season Record: 408-412 Regular Season Win Percentage: 49.8% Playoff Appearances: 7 Playoff Series Wins: 2 Playoff Record: 13-22 For their first full decade in Atlanta, the Hawks were apparently the definition

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Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1986-87 through 1995-96

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 2 Regular Season Record: 469-351 Regular Season Win Percentage: 57.2% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 4 Playoff Record: 23-35 The most successful decade for the Atlanta Hawks thanks to the dynamics of

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The 6’2″-and-Under Champions Club

Life should be grand for Chris Paul. He delivered 22.5 points, 12 assists, and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 51% FG, 75% FT, and 45.5% 3PT in the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. His regular season

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Jamaal Wilkes

“I would have the player be a good student, polite, courteous, a good team player, a good defensive player and rebounder, a good inside player and outside shooter,” [John] Wooden told the New York Post in 1985. “Why not just

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Hakeem Olajuwon

Befitting a man of a thousand moves, Hakeem Olajuwon has no definitive image, but definitive motions. The nimble footwork he picked up as a soccer player paid enormous dividends on the basketball court. He had a fluidity that defied any

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars was never one to awe with the freakishly spectacular. He stood 6’3″, had a matter-of-fact mustache, and a workman-like attitude. About the flashiest thing he ever did on a basketball court was hit silly bank shots and toss

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dan Issel

. On May 22, 1985, a great career came to end in Los Angeles, which is want to happen. In the final game of that year’s Western Conference Finals, the Laker fans in attendance gave a rousing standing ovation as

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