Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 56 vs. the Pistons

Celtics (42-13) vs. Detroit (14-42) February 10, 1980 Boston Garden The headline spoke for itself. PISTOL, BIRD BLAST PISTONS, 128-111 The Boston Globe printed what the 21st sellout crowd (a new franchise record) witnessed at the Garden.  The pairing of Larry Bird and Pete Maravich led the Celtics to victory, humiliating the Pistons, 128-111, delivering … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 56 vs. the Pistons

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 55 vs. the Pacers

Celtics (41-13) vs. Indiana (27-29) February 8, 1980 Boston Garden The Celtics continued to roll over the competition, squashing Indiana, 130-108, on New Bedford Night at the Garden.  While Olympic boxing hopeful Andre McCoy was being honored and boxing fans were salivating over his future, the Celtics were busy winning their sixth straight game.  This was … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 55 vs. the Pacers

Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 49 vs. the Bullets

Celtics (36-12) vs. Washington (20-27) January 25, 1980 Boston Garden The Celtics are always connected with history. In addition to drafting the first African American player (Chuck Cooper), employing the first African American starting five, and hiring the first African American head coach, the Celtics are in many ways to the sport of professional basketball … Continue reading Bird’s Rookie Year — Game 49 vs. the Bullets