Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 18: Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers directs his team during the first half of the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on October 18, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

With the Celtics now trailing three games to two in the best of seven series with the Philadelphia 76ers I wanted to remind everyone of Doc Rivers post season history and specifically his head coaching track record of blowing series leads. Celtics fans, there is hope for a game seven on Sunday.

  • 2003

    Orlando Magic's Tracy McGrady display threes on each hand after...

    Orlando Magic's Tracy McGrady display threes on each hand after shooting a three pointer to the score at 92 points to send the game into overtime during the game against Charlotte Hornets at the... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Orlando Magic blew a 3-1 lead to the World Champion Pistons. Tracy McGrady was the star of that team.

  • 2008

    Atlanta's Al Horford in Atlanta Hawks 101-90 loss to the Washington...

    Atlanta's Al Horford in Atlanta Hawks 101-90 loss to the Washington Wizards at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    As the #1 seed, up 3-2 against the Hawks

    Hawks won Game 6. Celtics won Game 7.

  • 2008

    LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in action during the game...

    LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in action during the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, December... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Up 3-2 against the Cavs with LeBron James, Cavs win Game 6, Celtics win game 7.

  • 2009

    Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen against the Charlotte Bobcats...

    Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen against the Charlotte Bobcats during an NBA basketball game at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 7, 2011. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    As the #2 seed – up 3-2 against the #7 seed Bulls, Chicago wins game 6, Ray Allen 51 point game, Celtics win Game 7.

  • 2009

    Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard during the Magic's 104-102 win...

    Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard during the Magic's 104-102 win over the Boston Celtics at Amway Arena in Orlando, FL. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Up 3-2 against the #3 seed Magic, lose game 6 in Orlando and game 7 at TD Garden.

  • 2010

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during the game. The Los Angeles...

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during the game. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz 111-96 in Game 4 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff game at EnergySolutions... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Celtics blew a 3-2 lead in the 2010 NBA Finals to the Lakers. Boston blew a double digit lead in Game 7.

  • 2012

    Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett during game two of the first...

    Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett during game two of the first round of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY The Knicks defeated the Celtics 87-71 to... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    #4 Celtics up 3-2 against #8 seed Philly, lose game 6, win game 7.

  • 2012

    LeBron James attends the Miami HEAT Summer of 2010 Welcome Event at...

    LeBron James attends the Miami HEAT Summer of 2010 Welcome Event at AmericanAirlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Boston Celtics blew a 3-2 lead in the 2012 EC Finals against LeBron James and #2 Miami Heat. Celtics lost game 6 and game 7.

    LeBron James 45 PTS, 15 REB, 5 AST, 73.1 FG%, 50.0 3PT%, +22 +/- in Game 6 at TD Garden

     

  • 2014

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a three pointer against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 16: Stephen Curry (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    #3 Clippers drop game 6 to the #6 Warriors, win Game 7.

  • 2015

    HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets takes the ball upcourt in front of Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their game at the Toyota Center on November 19, 2014 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    #3 seed Clippers drop game 6 and 7 to #2 Rockets. Houston had James Harden and Dwight Howard. Clippers had Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, JJ Redick, Jamal Crawford and DeAndre Jordan.

     

  • 2020

     

    Mar 18, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives against Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes (46) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

    Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

    #2 Clippers lose game 6 and 7 to #3 Denver

    Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Patrick Beverley and the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, Montrezl Harrell, the Clippers were one of the favorites to win the 2020 NBA championship.

    BUT THE BUBBLE.

     

  • 2021

    Trae Young

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    #1 76ers up 2-1 in the best of 7 series against #5 Hawks, leading game 4, 62-49 at halftime, Hawks come back to win Game 4, 5 and 7 to Eliminate Philadelphia.

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