Get fired up for Celtics-Raptors with best moments in C's Game 7 history originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Stop us if you've heard this before: The Boston Celtics are facing a winner-take-all Game 7.
The Celtics' Eastern Conference semifinal series finale Friday night against the Toronto Raptors will be the 33rd Game 7 in franchise history, the most of any NBA team.
It's also the third Game 7 for Brad Stevens' Celtics in the last four years, as Boston will hope for a better result than its loss to LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals.
More often than not, though, Game 7s have been kind to the NBA's most storied franchise: The Celtics are 23-9 all-time in Game 7s.
Those 23 wins were all memorable in their own way, but a few stand out in Celtics lore:
- A double-overtime win in Game 7 of the 1957 NBA Finals to clinch the franchise's first championship.
- John Havlicek's iconic steal to seal Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Larry's Bird epic duel with Dominique Wilkins in Game 7 of the 1988 East Semifinals.
- Paul Pierce getting the best of LeBron James in Game 7 of the 2008 East Semifinals.
What history will be made in Friday's Game 7 as the Celtics aim for their third East Finals appearance in four years?
As you wait for the 9 p.m. ET tipoff, relive the best Game 7 moments in Celtics history in the video player above.