#RussellMania playoff battles - Celtics vs. Wilt's 76ers

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Published Jun 1, 2016, 4:00 AM

We continue our #RussellMania series, a deep dive into the life and career of Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics dynasty, with a discussion of the Celtics’ playoff battles with Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of the 1960s.

Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch talk about Philly fans adjusting to cheering a hated former Syracuse Nationals rival, the trade to bring Chamberlain back home, how Wilt meshed with Hal Greer and Chet Walker, Dolph Schayes being too nice to coach, the Celtics making NBA history with a starting lineup of five black players, how the Sixers built a 67-win team that dethroned the Celtics, and how the aging Celtics returned fire with victories in 1968 and 1969.

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