2009 – With a 109-99 Boston Celtics victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 7, the Kevin Garnett-less Celtics won the first-round series. Ray Allen, who played tremendously during the series, led Boston with 23 points in the clincher. Ben Gordon put up a game-high 33 in the loss.
The 2009 first-round series between the Celtics and Bulls was one of the best series in NBA history. It has been talked about a lot with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies going to overtime so many times in 2014. We are currently in the midst of arguably the best first round in NBA history.