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Celtics–Lakers rivalry

The Celtics–Lakers rivalry involves the two most storied franchises in the NBA. It has been called the best rivalry in the NBA. The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have met a record 12 times in the NBA Finals, starting with their first Finals meeting in . They would both go on to dominate the league in the 1960s and 1980s, facing each other six times in the 60s, three times in the 80s as well as two times in the late 00's.The rivalry had been less intense since the retirements of Magic... read more

1984–85 Boston Celtics season

The 1984–85 Boston Celtics season was the 39th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).On March 3, 1985, Kevin McHale surpassed Larry Bird's Celtics single game scoring record when he netted 56 points against the Detroit Pistons. Less than two weeks later, on March 12, Bird answered, scoring a career-high 60 points against the Atlanta Hawks.==Trivia==A majority of this team moved onto coaching later in their careers. Kevin McHale, Rick Carlisle, Larry Bird, Danny... read more

1965–66 Boston Celtics season

The 1965–66 Boston Celtics season was their 20th in the National Basketball Association (NBA).On October 29, 1965, Sam Jones set a Celtics single-game scoring record with 51, against the Detroit Pistons. His record would last until Larry Bird's 53 in 1983.===Game log===Several of the Celtics games were played in neutral sites, such as Providence, Rhode Island. The games in Providence occurred on November 9 and 26, December 30, February 10 and March 4. Games were also played in Fort Wayne, Indiana... read more

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics () are an American professional basketball team based in Boston , BostonMassachusetts . The Celtics compete in the BostonMassachusettsNational Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division . Founded in 1946 and one of eight NBA teams (out of 23 total teams) to survive the league's first decade, the team is owned by Boston Basketball Partners LLC . The Celtics play their home games at the Boston Basketball Partners LLCTD... read more

1994–95 Boston Celtics season

The 1994–95 Boston Celtics season was the 49th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was also the last season of play at Boston Garden. Prior to the season, the Celtics acquired All-Star forward Dominique Wilkins, a controversial move late in Wilkins' career. Despite finishing six games under .500 with a low 35–47 record, the Celtics qualified for the playoffs as the #8 seed and earned a road win over the #1 seed Orlando Magic in Game 2 (seizing the "theoretical... read more

Original Celtics

The Original Celtics were a barnstorming professional barnstormingbasketball team in the 1920s. There is no relation to the modern barnstormingbasketballBoston Celtics . The Original Celtics are often credited with extending the reach of basketball across America and for establishing the importance of aggressive defensive play. As a group, the team was enshrined into the barnstormingbasketballBoston CelticsBasketball Hall of Fame in 1959.The team's roots lay in the New York Celtics team that... read more

2001–02 Boston Celtics season

The 2001–02 Boston Celtics season was the 56th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics selected Joe Johnson with the tenth pick of the 2001 NBA Draft, but later on traded him at midseason to the Phoenix Suns for Rodney Rogers and Tony Delk. They finished second in the Atlantic Division with a 49–33 record. This season featured the team's first playoff appearance since the 1994–95 season. Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker were both selected for the... read more

1985–86 Boston Celtics season

In 1985–86 the Celtics fielded what many consider to be one of the best teams in NBA history. The Celtics won 67 games, going 40–1 at home (37–1 at the Boston Garden, 3–0 at the Hartford Civic Center), which would be tied 30 years later by the San Antonio Spurs in 2016, and just one win shy of tying their franchise record of 68 wins set in 1972–73. Larry Bird won his third consecutive MVP award after having arguably his finest season, and Bill Walton won the Sixth Man of the Year Award.... read more

1975–76 Boston Celtics season

The 1975–76 Boston Celtics season was their 30th in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and concluded with their 13th championship.==Regular season and postseason recap==The Celtics lost Don Chaney to the American Basketball Association before the 1975–76 season. To fill the gap in the backcourt they traded Paul Westphal to the Phoenix Suns for Charlie Scott, who had averaged more than 20 points in each of the previous three seasons. Despite an uncharacteristically weak bench, the Celtics... read more

1991–92 Boston Celtics season

The 1991–92 Boston Celtics season was the 46th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This marked the NBA final season for Celtics forward Larry Bird who missed nearly half of the season games due to a nagging back injury. However, one of the season highlights was a 49-point performance from Bird in a nationally televised double-overtime win over eventual Western Conference champion Portland Trail Blazers. It was the most points for Bird since February 15,... read more

1992–93 Boston Celtics season

The 1992–93 Boston Celtics season was the 47th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This marked the first season since the 1978–79 season that Hall of Fame player Larry Bird was not on the team. This was also the final season for longtime Celtics All-Star forward Kevin McHale. The Celtics finished second in the Atlantic Division with a solid 48–34 record (only 3 games behind the previous year, when Bird was on the team) and held home court advantage in... read more

1963–64 Boston Celtics season

The 1963–64 NBA season was the Celtics' 18th season in the NBA. The Celtics finished the season by winning their seventh NBA Championship.== Regular season ==The Celtics were one of the dominant teams in the leagues. The team established its legacy as one of the game's greatest dynasties ever. 1950s superstar Bob Cousy had retired, yet Red Auerbach's club barely slowed down with his absence. Cousy's replacement was a defensive specialist named K. C. Jones, who continued Auerbach's emphasis on defense... read more

1988–89 Boston Celtics season

The 1988–89 Boston Celtics season was the 43rd season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This was the first season for Jimmy Rodgers as head coach. Rodgers had been a Celtics assistant coach prior to this season. This year's Celtics team was severely hindered by the loss of star forward Larry Bird to a heel injury which required surgery. Bird played only six early-season games before being lost to injury. Initially, Bird was expected back in March, but it was delayed... read more

1989–90 Boston Celtics season

The 1989–90 Boston Celtics season was the 44th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). With Larry Bird returning after playing just six games in the 1988–89 season, the Celtics would finish second in the Atlantic Division with a solid 52–30 record. In the first round of the playoffs, the Celtics looked ready to make a serious run as they jumped out to a 2–0 lead over the New York Knicks. However, they would collapse as they lost three straight games, losing... read more

History of the Boston Celtics

The TD Garden, seen here during the 2008 NBA Finals, has been the Celtics' arena since 1995.The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based on Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1946 as a charter member of the Basketball Association of America, the Celtics then moved into the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1949, as said league was formed by the merger of the BAA merged with the National Basketball League. Currently playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference,... read more

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