Celtics (12-4) vs. Nets (7-12)
Wednesday, November 21, 1979
The Celtics looked to begin another winning streak after a turnover-plagued loss to the New York Knicks with a home game against the Nets the night before Thanksgiving. After dropping the game to the Knicks, as well as one to the 76ers, the Celtics fell to just 3-2 in the Atlantic Division but still entered the night in first place as the Sixers, now 13-6, had lost four out of their last six games.
Kevin Loughery’s bunch had almost been beaten down by the Celtics earlier in Jersey with a 37-point drubbing, but would play a much more precise game against Boston at the Garden. The Nets led by four after a quarter and took an 13-point cushion into the half before the Celtics stormed back with a 31-17 third quarter to tie the game after three. The final frame belonged to the Celtics, as the Green Team gave the 13,265 something to be thankful for with a 111-103 victory.
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