Boston’s first championship in five seasons came in the form of a transitional Celtics squad led by sophomore Larry Bird, whose 1979-80 rookie season saw the largely similar 1978-79 team led by then sophomore Cedric Maxwell improve by 32 wins, while losing Dave Cowens to retirement; eventually losing to a Dr. J-led Sixers squad in […]Read more "Game Film: 1981 NBA Finals"
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics The opening game of the 2018-19 NBA season began with the two most storied franchises in the Eastern Conference facing off after the Celtics proved that the 76ers they were not ready to really compete for a title in last season’s playoffs. Both teams are young and looking to make […]Read more "2018-19 NBA Opening Night"
Initially, I had planned to write about this Celtics team in July, post-Hayward, pre-Irving. Due to laziness, I let that opportunity slip by, but my patience was rewarded in late August, as were fans that were hopeful for an actual entertaining NBA season. Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas found themselves swapping places, and the Cavaliers […]Read more "Luck of the Irish"