Boston’s first championship in five seasons came in the form of a transitional Celtics squad led by a sophomore Larry Bird, whose 1979-80 rookie season saw the largely similar 1978-79 team led by a sophomore Cedric Maxwell improve by 32 wins while losing Dave Cowens to retirement; eventually losing to a Dr. J-led Sixers squad […]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 to 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 were […]Read more "Luck of the Irish"