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1964/1967 NHL/NBA Consecutive Nights Title Clincher(s) Notes

June 26, 2019

Today, a few details on the 1964 and 1967 NHL and NBA playoffs conclusion.

For the record in 1964 after the Maple Leafs’ Bob Baun, playing on a broken ankle, scored in overtime keeping Toronto alive with a game 6 win at Detroit (Red Wings), their goaltender, Johnny Bower shutout Detroit in game 7 at Toronto to win the title.

The next day, the Celtics won their 6th straight title 5’ing Wilt Chamberlain and the Warriors, one of two Celts’ final round wins vs a Wilt team. In fairness, the Celts had a way better team in ’64, the other ’69, a different story and for another but continual “day.”

In 1967, the last time the Leafs won the title, Wilt and his 76ers won the NBA crown the next night. Each team won its final series in 6 games, the Leafs at home vs Montreal (Canadiens) (the LONE final round loss for the Habs in 17 final rounds from ’56-’86, which is incredible!) and the Philly Sixers at San Francisco, vs the Warriors.

All these years later the Warriors will again play in San Francisco.

 

Maurice Richard, pictured above, led the Montreal Canadiens to a still record, 5 straight titles from (1956-1960).

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