Originally written May 14, 2013 on Celtics Life:
By Cort Reynolds The Boston Bruins' four-goal comeback in the third period and overtime of game seven in their first round NHL playoff series vs. Toronto conjured up notions of great Celtic rallies past. As far as series go, the Celtics pulled off classic 1-3 comebacks to beat the rival 76ers in the eastern finals in 1968 and 1981, with Boston going on to grab the championship in six games a round later in both instances. But what was the greatest single-game Celtic rally in a playoff game? Let's journey back 11 years to the 2002 playoffs. Boston was in the midst of its first deep post-season run since the days of Bird and McHale over a decade before. They edged past the 76ers 3-2 in round one before taking out another familiar foe in Detroit in five to reach the east finals for the first time since 1988. The two foes split the first two games in New Jersey, each winning by seven. Game three in Boston started out poorly for the hosts. The Nets raced to a 28-13 lead ev...
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