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15/04/1965 The day that Havlicek Stole the Ball

'Havlicek stole the ball!' was the most famous radio call in basketball history. With five seconds left in Boston Garden, the Celtics let Wilt Chamberlain score an uncontested basket, cutting their lead to 110-109. John Havlicek leaps and slaps the ball to teammate Sam Jones, who dribbles out the clock.

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