Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 12/23/12
Celtics (27-7) vs. 76ers (24-10) December 22, 1979 The Spectrum The 76ers sought revenge three days before Christmas.  After the humiliation of a 25-point loss at the Boston Garden just three days prior, the city of Philadelphia couldn’t wait to spread its love to the visiting Celtics at the Spectrum for this 8pm prime time match-up.  Going into the game, the Sixers vowed they would be better prepared.  In the December 22, 1979 publication of the Boston Globe, Bob Ryan spoke with Julius Erving. “I think,” says The Doc, “we realize that we played a poor game against them.  The worst thing would have been to play decent against them and then lose by 25 points.  We weren’t aggressive enough, and we didn’t get enough field goal attempts (81).”  Erving was impressed with the Boston fast break.  “Their transition was really effective,” he admitted.  “They get a lot done on the secondary break.” The 76ers again only managed 81 field goal attempts in this game at the Spectrum, but Dr.
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