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Fighting for 15
After defeating the Washington Bullets in four games in the 1984 Eastern Conference First Round, the Celtics faced the New York Knicks in the playoffs for the first time in 10 years. The physical semifinals went seven games, but Boston came out on top. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics took revenge on the […]
Great Scott Wedman
Two of Scott Wedman’s highlights as a Celtics player came against the Los Angeles Lakers in playoff games. In Game 2 of the 1984 NBA Finals, Wedman drilled the game-winning basket to tie the series and help the Celtics move on to win the NBA World Championship title. A year later, during the 148-114 victory […]
Jones Knew What To Say
Head Coach K.C. Jones listened during a timeout on the Celtics bench alongside Assistant Coach Jimmy Rodgers. Danny Ainge remembered about Jones: “He was just a real guy. He knew what to say. He’d been through it all as a player and as a coach, playing on a team at high expectations…He did a fantastic […]
Larry’s Final Final
While the Celtics officially said “happy retirement” to Larry Bird at Boston Garden on February 4, 1993, there were parties all around Boston that weekend for the Legend from French Lick. The final party took place at the popular Dockside restaurant and bar near Faneuil Hall, noted as being “one of Bird’s main hangouts.” Former […]
Sweatin’ It Out With Bird
While no one would ever accuse Larry Bird of being a speedster on the court, apparently Larry Legend loved to run and even participated in some road races. The ultra-competitive Bird ran with teammate Scott Wedman in the five-mile Shamrock Classic, which was held in between games during the 1984-85 season. Initially Bird and Wedman […]
Win One With the Gipper
Just one day after winning the 15th NBA World Championship title in franchise history, members of the Celtics were feted by President Ronald Reagan at the White House. Just back from a trip to his ancestral Ireland, Reagan compared Boston’s basketball team to the Celtic warriors of old. “You threw yourselves into that final battle […]