Celtics (22-7) vs. Bucks (19-13)
December 14, 1979
The Celtics opened their third straight weekend set of three-games-in-three-days with the Western Conference’s Milwaukee Bucks. The two teams squared off just five days earlier at the MECCA and were set to conclude the season series at the friendly confines of the Boston Garden. Don Nelson’s Bucks had started off the season with championship aspirations in November, winning 15 of their first 20, but were stumbling through the month of December. Including the loss at home to the C’s, Milwaukee had dropped five in a row and six of their previous seven. This game at the Garden would not provide any the remedy to the Bucks’ woeful streak, as the Celtics provided its sellout crowd of 15,320 some holiday spirit in 97-94 victory.
Nelson and the Celtics shared a wonderful connection, but as the Bucks moved to the East the following season, it would be tarnished from his feud with future Celtics guard Danny Ainge. Sam Mc...