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On This Day In Celtics History…
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:40:12 AM »

Offline Ed Monix

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On this day in 1979,

Chris Ford of the Boston Celtics knocked down the first 3-point field goal in NBA history.



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Source: NBA History
« Last Edit: May 29, 2022, 03:11:11 PM by Ed Monix »
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Re: On This Day: NBA & Celtics History Was Made
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 12:18:27 PM »

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as cool as that is, I'm more excited about seeing Cowens in his last season with the team

Re: On This Day: NBA & Celtics History Was Made
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Russell, KG, Bird, Hondo, Cooz, Cowens, McHale, Pierce, Sam Jones,  Jojo, Chief, Heinsohn, Max, Sharman, DJ - Sharman and Max get the last two spots

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2021, 02:07:53 PM »

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On this day in 1990,

Larry Bird had 45 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, and five blocks in a win over the Hornets.

Bird is the only player in team history to record at least 40p/5r/5a/5b in a game, and he is the oldest player in NBA history to do so.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2022, 07:59:37 AM by Ed Monix »
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Career highlight: 1973-74 championship, Boston Celtics

Career lowlight: traded for a washing machine

Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
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On this day in 1982,

Celtics destroy the Philadelphia 76ers (121-81) in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals behind Larry Bird’s triple-double.

Larry - (24 pts - 15 trb - 10 ast)



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« Last Edit: June 05, 2022, 03:11:40 PM by Ed Monix »
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Career highlight: 1973-74 championship, Boston Celtics

Career lowlight: traded for a washing machine

Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
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On this day in 2017,

Avery Bradley hits a 3-pointer with 1/10 of a second left to give the Boston Celtics the (111-108) win over the LeBron James/Kyrie Irving lead Cleveland Cavaliers.

Marcus Smart chipped in a career playoff high 27 points.

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2023, 02:05:25 PM by Ed Monix »
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Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
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On this day in 1980,

Larry Bird beat out Magic Johnson for Rookie of the Year.

PTS - 21.3
TRB - 10.4
AST - 4.5

Celtics went from (29-53) to (61-21), improving by 32 wins.

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Source: Boston Sports Info
« Last Edit: January 04, 2023, 02:08:55 PM by Ed Monix »
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Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
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On this day in 1984,

"AND IT’S PICKED OFF"

Gerald Henderson intercepts a pass from James Worthy, with 15 seconds left to tie the game in regulation and the Celtics go on to defeat the Lakers in OT (124-121).
« Last Edit: January 04, 2023, 02:06:11 PM by Ed Monix »
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Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
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On this day in 1982,

Celtics destroy the Philadelphia 76ers (121-81) in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals behind Larry Bird’s triple-double

Larry - (24 pts - 15 trb - 10 ast)



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Source: Boston Sports Info

Good memory, but like the Memorial Day Massacre in 1985, the series did not end well for the Celts. Two lost titles.
The Four Celtic Generals:
Russell - Cowens - Bird - Garnett

The Four Celtic Lieutenants:
Cousy - Havlicek - McHale - Pierce

Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2022, 11:40:58 AM »

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On this day in 1976,

Boston Celtics win in 3 OT’s over the Phoenix Suns (128-126).

It was the first NBA Finals game to go to triple OT.



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Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
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Was at that game....memorable....good thing the three point shot rule didn't exist

Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2022, 02:07:56 PM »

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On this day in 1985,

Dennis Johnson (27 pts, 7 reb, 12 ast) hits a shot at the buzzer, as the Celtics defeat the Lakers (107-105) in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.



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Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
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On this day in 1981,

The Toronto Blue Jays released Danny Ainge, he would play his 1st game for the Celtics 12 days later.

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2023, 02:06:58 PM by Ed Monix »
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Career lowlight: traded for a washing machine

Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2023, 01:26:36 PM »

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On this day in 2001,

Shaquille O’Neal anointed Paul Pierce, ‘The (expletive) Truth’

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« Last Edit: January 13, 2023, 06:38:50 PM by Ed Monix »
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Re: On This Day In Celtics History…
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2023, 06:40:36 PM »

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On this day in 1980,

A rookie Larry Bird would block Kareem at the rim.

« Last Edit: January 24, 2023, 06:13:04 PM by Ed Monix »
5' 10" former point guard

Career highlight: 1973-74 championship, Boston Celtics

Career lowlight: traded for a washing machine