2010 NBA Finals Game 7: The Greatest Deciding Games in NBA History

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2010 NBA Finals Game 7: The Greatest Deciding Games in NBA History

We've watched the 2010 NBA Finals and seen what seems like 50 different plot twists.

After the domination of Game One, this series was clearly headed toward a sweep.

Then Boston completely flipped the script and all of a sudden, the Lakers are the ones who looked broken down.

The Lakers took back momentum and the home-court advantage in Game Three, only to be schooled in team play over the next two games.

And then we had Tuesday, where we went right back to how we felt after Game One.

There's no more room for "we'll get them tomorrow."

The Celtics are staring down a definition of their renaissance—this is clearly it for the 'New Big Three,' but will they go down as a two-time world beater or a fading flash that just looks beaten?

The Lakers are looking to cement the "next-dynasty" label we're all dying to give them. A loss would have us thinking that this team needs to be rebuilt around Kobe.

If you're looking for the Willis Reed 1970 Finals, you're not going to find it here. While the limping Reed coming back and the mastery of Walt Frazier was magical, those were moments. The game itself was not that dramatic.

It's the magic of Game Seven. The frantic pace, the individual fates on display, the desperation and finality that breeds greatness.

We all want to see an all-time great finish here. To define that, let's establish the bar by looking at the 10 greatest Game Sevens in NBA history.

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