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1981 NBA World Championship Series

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Kevin McHale’s favorite NBA moment? Celtics vs 76ers, Game 6, 1981

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Boston Celtics 1981 Title Celebration Interviews with Rick Barry

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Boston Celtics wild airport arrival after 1981 NBA Championship. Kirby Perkins report.

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Houston Boston NBA Finals 1981,game 6

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Houston Boston NBA Finals 1981,game 3

The 1981 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1980–81 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs. It pitted the 62–20 Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics against the 40–42 Western Conference champion Houston Rockets. This series has the distinction of featuring for the third time in NBA history, and last to date, a team with a losing record in the Finals. The previous team was the Minneapolis Lakers in 1959.
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