On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: May 12, The Boston Celtics Won Their 12th Championship

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May 21, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; The Boston Celtics logo lies in the center of the floor before the game five between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

1974 – With a 102-87 Boston Celtics victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the Celtics won their 12th championship. Dave Cowens had game-highs with 28 points and 14 rebounds in the win. John Havlicek also added 16 points and nine rebounds as the Celtics won their first title with Tommy Heinsohn coaching.

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