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Bill Russell was Mr. Game 7

Updated: May 23, 2006, 7:43 AM ET
By Ken Shouler | ESPN.com

When it comes to dominant Game 7s, one player's record reigned above the rest. Bill Russell played in ten Game 7s and was on the winning team ten times. A spidery defender, Russell impacted games even when he wasn't scoring. But could score, too: It was not unsual for Russell to score 25 and snatch 30 to 40 rebounds in these back-to-the-wall contests. A key block, a rebound or a 30-point game on offense, Russell had an uncanny sense of what Boston needed to win. But his calling card was defense. ...

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