Monthly Archives: June 2014

1981: Celtics versus Rockets Round One (Larry’s First Championship)

Background The 1981 NBA Finals saw the Boston Celtics return to the championship series two years after drafting future legend Larry Bird, and it was also five years after their last title in 1976. Coached by former Celtics guard K.C. … Continue reading

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1980: Lakers versus Sixers Round One (Magic’s Rookie Year)

Background The 1980 NBA Finals saw the Lakers win 60 games and return to the championship series for the first time since 1973 when they fell to the Knicks in five games. Paul Westhead took over the head coaching job … Continue reading

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