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1951 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Rochester Royals Les Harrison 4
New York Knickerbockers Joe Lapchick 3
Dates: April 7-21
Game 1:
Game 2:
Game 3:
Game 4:
Eastern Finals: Knickerbockers defeat Nationals, 3-2
Western Finals: Royals defeat Lakers, 3-1
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Series Summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 7 Rochester 92-65 New York
Game 2 April 8 Rochester 99-84 New York
Game 3 April 11 New York 71-78 Rochester
Game 4 April 13 New York 79-73 Rochester
Game 5 April 15 Rochester 89-92 New York
Game 6 April 18 New York 80-73 Rochester
Game 7 April 21 Rochester 79-75 New York

Royals win series 4-3

This marks the only time a team has gone down 3-0 and has come back to tie the series at 3-3. So far no other team has ever gone down 3-0 and forced game 7 or won the finals. (The 1949 Washington Capitols and the 1996 Seattle SuperSonics both sent a 3-0 series to game 6.)

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