Which Boston Celtics have played in the most Game 7s in the postseason?
When talking about playing in Game 7s in the history of the NBA playoffs, fans of the Boston Celtics won’t be too surprised to learn that the storied ball club has a number of their former players on any list of NBA greats who have played in the most Game 7s over the course of their careers.
But when you take into account the dominance of the Celtics from the 1950s to the precipice of the 1970s with long stretches of contention in the mid-seventies, the eighties, and late aughts, it makes sense that such lists are littered with Boston alumni.
Let’s take a look at the record books to find out.
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7s: KC Jones
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7s: Frank Ramsey
Frank Ramsey Boston Celtics
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7s: Tommy Heinsohn
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7s: Danny Ainge
No. 16 (tie) 9 Game 7s: Shaquille O’Neal
No. 9 (tie) 10 Game 7s: Bob Cousy
No. 9 (tie) 10 Game 7s: Paul Silas
No. 9 (tie) 10 Game 7s: Don Nelson
No. 7 (tie) 11 Game 7s: Tom Sanders
Tom Satch Sanders Boston Celtics
No. 3 (tie) 12 Game 7s: Sam Jones
Sam Jones Boston Celtics
No. 3 (tie) 12 Game 7s: John Havlicek
John Havlicek Boston Celtics
No. 2 – 13 Game 7s: Bill Russell
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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire