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