Pierce, Celtics get past Cavs

Although it wasn't their best performance, the Celtics were able to get past the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-91 at the TD Garden. Despite the win, there shouldn't be much stock put into it as the Cavs came into the game with just five wins on the year. Paul Pierced led the charge with a season-high 40 … Continue reading Pierce, Celtics get past Cavs

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 33 vs. the 76ers

Celtics (25-7) vs. 76ers (23-9) December 19, 1979 Boston Garden If the Celtics ever made a statement game in December, then this was the one. And really, was there any doubt the Celtics would lose game #33 of this season? “You can call it a glamour game if you like,”  Celtics coach Bill Fitch told … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 33 vs. the 76ers

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 31 vs. the Knicks

Celtics (23-7) vs. Knicks (14-17) December 15, 1979 Madison Square Garden Though the Celtics were in a grueling stretch of basketball, timing was in their favor.  After catching Milwaukee twice during their losing streak, the Celtics focused their attention on Red Holzman's Knicks.  The night before, New York hit a new low point, losing their fourth … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 31 vs. the Knicks

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 30 vs. the Bucks

Celtics (22-7) vs. Bucks (19-13) December 14, 1979 Boston Garden The Celtics opened their third straight weekend set of three-games-in-three-days with the Western Conference's Milwaukee Bucks.  The two teams squared off just five days earlier at the MECCA and were set to conclude the season series at the friendly confines of the Boston Garden.  Don Nelson's … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 30 vs. the Bucks