Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 4/17/13
Celtics (1-0) vs. Houston (0-1) April 11, 1980 Boston Garden The Celtics held serve and defeated the Rockets, 95-75, to claim a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semi-final match-up.  Only leading by three points at intermission, the Celtics hit Houston with an offensive barrage in the second half, featuring six scorers in double-figures. Led by Larry Bird’s 14 points and 8 rebounds, Cedric Maxwell added 13-10, and Dave Cowens delivered 11 and 9.  Seven more assists from Tiny Archibald, and forcing another 23 turnovers from the Rockets, allowed Boston to remain undefeated at home in the post-season.  The C’s contained Rockets big man Moses Malone to under 20 points (17) and under ten rebounds (7). This marked the first occasion that the C’s had won two straight at home in the playoffs since making quick work of the San Antonio Spurs in April of 1977.  The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan provided detail coverage of the win, with Boston’s defense severely limiting the Rockets from ev...
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