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Green Gang a Hit with Celtics Fans
Sports reporters today try to be fair, but that was not the way for Boston Herald beat reporter Edward Gillooly. An unabashed Celtics fan, Gillooly helped organize the Green Gang fan club after he retired from the Herald. The club met at former player Satch Sanders’ restaurant to watch games and hear from special guests […]
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Home Sweet Home
(Left to right) Jo Jo White, Dave Cowens, Don Nelson and John Havlicek watched from the bench as their team took on the Phoenix Suns during the 1976 NBA Finals. Home court proved to be an advantage for the Celtics as they won all three games played in the familiar confines of Boston Garden. White […]
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Just a Little Light
Following a Game 1 win in the 1968 Eastern Division Finals, the Celtics were thoroughly outplayed by Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia 76ers, losing three straight to the team that snapped their championship streak the year before. Game 5 in Philadelphia looked bleak as the Sixers led at halftime, 57-56. However, Bill Russell and the […]
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The School of Auerbach
Don Nelson and Red Auerbach were transfixed by the on-court action during a game in the 1970s. Nelson went on to coach for over three decades and, at his retirement, had the most wins by a head coach in NBA history. He later credited his “small ball” coaching style to Auerbach, saying, “It all happened […]
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Watch: A Rally Over Philly
Ever wanted to see Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain square off? Watch as Russell and Chamberlain battle in the paint while John Havlicek, Sam Jones and Don Nelson rally the Celtics to victory against the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-91.
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Watch: Nelson’s Fortunate Bounce
Watch Don Nelson heave a shot toward the goal with time running out against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the 1969 NBA Finals. Nelson’s shot, which bounced high into the air off the back of the rim before sinking through the net, sealed another NBA World Championship title for the Celtics.