Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 79 vs. the Bullets

Celtics (58-20) vs. Washington (37-41) March 25, 1980 Capital Centre The Celtics inched closer to a 60-win season with a one-point victory, 96-95, over the Bullets in the nation's capital to secure the team's 59th victory. After dropping the previous meeting with the Bullets, the Celtics exacted some revenge in the final meeting of the season for … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 79 vs. the Bullets

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 76 vs. the Pistons

Celtics (57-18) vs. Detroit (16-60) March 20, 1980 Pontiac Silverdome The Celtics picked up a fourth straight victory with a beatdown, 124-106, of the Pistons in Detroit.  Combined with two straight losses by the 76ers (54-22), the Celtics were four games ahead of Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division standings with only six games remaining on … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 76 vs. the Pistons

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 75 vs. the Pacers

Celtics (56-18) vs. Indiana (34-41) March 18, 1980 Hartford Civic Center In the midst of legal battles with the Boston Garden, the Celtics returned "home" after a three-game road to the friendly confines of the Hartford Civic Center.  After a career that made stops across Beaver County, Pennsylvania all the way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it really … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 75 vs. the Pacers