Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 1/21/13
Celtics (34-11) vs. SuperSonics (35-13) January 20, 1980 Boston Garden The Celtics again showed they were not quite ready for showtime, dropping another game to a top-tier NBA team.  In a double overtime battle, Seattle — the defending champion as well as favorite to win the championship — used their experience to defeat the Celtics, 108-106.   Despite some of the low shooting percentages on the box score, The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan gushed over the contest: It was the kind of game that made fans feel a sense of smugness for having shelled out the money to see it; that made winning players proud to have hung in there and losers proud to have participated; and that made CBS wonder how it came to be that in showing it prior to the Super Bowl the network had managed to serve the chateaubriand before the goose livers, as it were.  It was a basketball game played at the highest level, and if you don’t understand how a game in which the two participants combined to shoot a collective 42...
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