Sixers-Celtics, Regular vs. Postseason

The franchises of the Sixers (Syracuse Nationals, 1949-63) and the Boston Celtics will be meeting in the postseason for the 19th time in NBA history.

Here is a look at those regular season and playoff series results:

Season      Regular Season     Postseason
1952-53 Syracuse, 6-5 East Division Semifinal Boston, 2-0
1953-54 Tied, 5-5 East Division Final Syracuse, 2-0  
1954-55 Tied, 6-6 East Division Final Syracuse, 3-1
1955-56 Boston, 8-4 East Division Semifinal Syracuse, 2-1
1956-57 Syracuse, 7-5 East Division Final Boston, 3-0
1958-59 Boston, 7-5 East Division Final Boston, 4-3
1960-61 Boston, 10-3 East Division Final Boston, 4-1
1964-65 Tied, 5-5 East Division Final Boston, 4-3
1965-66 Sixers, 6-4 East Division Final Boston, 4-1
1966-67 Boston, 5-4 East Division Final Sixers, 4-1
1967-68 Tied, 4-4 East Division Final Boston, 4-3
1968-69 Boston, 5-2 East Division Semifinal Boston, 4-1
1976-77 Sixers, 3-1 Eastern Conference Semifinal   Sixers, 4-3
1979-80 Tied, 3-3 Eastern Conference Final Sixers, 4-1
1980-81 Tied, 3-3 Eastern Conference Final Boston, 4-3
1981-82 Boston, 4-2 Eastern Conference Final Sixers, 4-3
1984-85 Tied, 3-3 Eastern Conference Final Boston, 4-1
2001-02 Sixers, 3-1 First Round Boston, 3-2
2011-12 Sixers, 2-1 Eastern Conference Semifinal

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