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Published on Jun 23, 2008
The 1962 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 1961-62 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 1962 NBA Playoffs. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. This was the Celtics' 6th straight trip to the championship series, and they won the series over the Lakers, 4-3. It featured the latest Game 7 of an NBA finals to be decided in overtime. In the final seconds of regulation of Game 7 of the Finals, L.A. Laker Frank Selvy missed an easy 10-footer that would have won the game. Instead, the game went into overtime--the Celtics won the game and the series. For the Lakers, it would start the pattern of not winning the big games in the NBA Finals