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Hall-of-Fame Playoff Battle
Led by All-NBA stars Bob Cousy and Bill Sharman, the Celtics scored an average of 101.5 points per game during the 1954-55 season, the best in the league. On the other hand, they also gave up a league-worst 101.5 points per game, which led to a predictable 36-36 record. In the 1955 Eastern Division Semifinals, […]
Heads Above the Rest
Instead of a team photo, the Celtics opted for floating heads on the team’s 1957-58 yearbook cover. Inside, the yearbook was becoming less a media guide and more a fan publication with fun facts and sketches of the Celtics players and front office. The publication featured a minute-by-minute breakdown of the thrilling double-overtime win over […]
Rocking the Robin
When the Indianapolis Olympians disbanded after the 1953 NBA Playoffs, the fledgling league was left with only nine teams. The NBA then instituted a one-time-only round robin tournament. The second-seeded Celtics beat the top-seeded New York Knicks twice but lost to the Syracuse Nationals twice. As a result, the Celtics and the Nationals met in […]
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
Celtics fans showed their support for their favorite players during the 1981 NBA Finals against the Houston Rockets. Rick Robey, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird, Tiny Archibald, Chris Ford and Robert Parish all earned shoutouts in this section! Boston’s fan banner game was so strong that reporters occasionally crowned a “banner of the game,” which was […]