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10 Most Brutal NBA Rivalries Of All Time

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7. Boston CelticsNew York Knicks

This Boston-New York rivalry is more of a city rivalry than a rivalry of any one sport. Fans get into it not just during basketball season, but during football, hockey, and baseball seasons. The Celtics and Knicks met four times in the NBA Finals inf 1951, ’52, ’53, and even knocked the Knicks out of the playoffs in 1955.

The following playoff series these two had was in 1967 and 1969, with Boston winning both. In 2011, Boston swept the Knicks in round 1 of the playoffs, but New York exacted revenge in 2013, where they closed the Celtics in six games.

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