1968 NBA Playoffs


1968 NBA Playoffs

The 1968 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1967-1968 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics defeating the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers, four games to two in the NBA Finals.

The Celtics won their 10th NBA championship, first under player/coach Bill Russell after the retirement of Red Auerbach.

In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics became the first team in NBA history to rally from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win a series, as they knocked off the defending champion Philadelphia 76ers in 7. In the West, The Lakers swept the San Francisco Warriors 4 games to none.

It was the first time since 1954 that the top team in a conference failed to make it to the conference finals; from 1955 to 1967 the league had given the regular-season conference champion a first-round bye.

3RoundBracket-Byes | RD1= Division Semifinals
RD2= Division Finals
RD3= NBA Finals
group1=Western Division
group2=Eastern Division

RD1-seed1=1
RD1-team1=St. Louis
RD1-score1=2
RD1-seed2=3
RD1-team2=San Francisco
RD1-score2=4

RD1-seed3=4
RD1-team3=Chicago
RD1-score3=1
RD1-seed4=2
RD1-team4=L.A. Lakers
RD1-score4=4

RD1-seed5=1
RD1-team5=Philadelphia
RD1-score5=4
RD1-seed6=3
RD1-team6=New York
RD1-score6=2

RD1-seed7=4
RD1-team7=Detroit
RD1-score7=2
RD1-seed8=2
RD1-team8=Boston
RD1-score8=4

RD2-seed1=3
RD2-team1=San Francisco
RD2-score1=0
RD2-seed2=2
RD2-team2=L.A. Lakers
RD2-score2=4

RD2-seed3=1
RD2-team3=Philadelphia
RD2-score3=3
RD2-seed4=2
RD2-team4=Boston
RD2-score4=4

RD3-seed1=W2
RD3-team1=L.A. Lakers
RD3-score1=2
RD3-seed2=E2
RD3-team2=Boston
RD3-score2=4

External links

* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/NBA_1968.html Basketball-Reference.com's 1968 NBA Playoffs page]


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