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Celtics (28-8) vs. Lakers (26-13)
December 28, 1979
Great Western Forum
Just like in the NCAA championship, Larry Bird’s team walked in with the better record.
And, just like the national title game, Earvin Johnson’s team walked out the winner.
The Celtics would struggle all night to stop Los Angeles, allowing the Lakers to score at least 30 points in three of the four quarters, and lost 123-105. For LA, as Bob Ryan wrote in the Globe, the game met the hype.
And so the Celtics were welcomed to sunny Los Angeles for the single most awaited regular-season game in Laker history. The Forum had been sold out for weeks, and everyone from Pacific Palisades to Pomona wanted to be on hand when Earvin Johnson and Larry Bird, accompanied by such satellite stars as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dave Cowens, Jamaal Wilkes and Cedric Maxwell resumed their rivalry…
Though the Lakers began the evening as a second-place team in the NBA’s Pacific Division by a half-game (26-13 to Seattle’s 25-11), in the ...
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In a move that team-mate Kobe Bryant will certainly approve of, Lakers center Dwight Howard has been fined 35,000 for the flagrant foul that he committed upon Denver’s Kenneth Faried on Wednesday night.
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Dear Mr. Green,
I would like to start off by saying how truly sorry I am for my actions over the past two months since the start of the 2012-13 NBA Regular season. I took the time prior to the Celtics Christmas Day game against the Brooklyn Nets to watch the ESPN feature on you and your recovery from heart surgery. I must admit that for the majority of this season I have been nothing...
Collins (right) commits fouls better than anything else.
And not the good kind of ridiculous. In the blowout loss to the Clippers on Thursday, the Celtics starting center played 17 minutes and grabbed one rebound. It was the only thing he did that showed up in the box score, unless you count turnovers (1) or fouls (3).
In 3 of his 4 starts Collins doesn't have a field...
Charles Barkley said Thursday he never thought the Lakers’ “super team” was going work and doesn’t believe the Lakers are a championship contender. “They’re old, slow and unathletic,” Barkley told Mike Hill and Mark Schlereth on “Mike & Mike” on ESPN Radio. “I have great respect for Kobe Bryant but I never thought this thing was going to work. Everybody went...
Photo courtesy of Harry How, Getty ImagesJodie Meeks steals the ball from Luke Babbit and runs off. He tries to lay it up but gets blocked. He grabs the offensive rebound and tries to score again, but for the second time in a row, is rejected. As he fights for another rebound on the floor, he manages to hand it off to Darius Morris. After getting up off the floor, Meeks strolls to...
Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers never trailed in their sixth win in seven games, 104-87, over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
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Report: Celtics, Pistons Will Prepare Offer for DeMarcus Cousins if Available The Boston Celtics are highly interested in DeMarcus Cousins. At least, that according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. In Stein’s Daily Dime on Friday December 28th, 2012, he states that: There’s a growing sense among potential suitors that under-fire Kings general manager Geoff Petrie, [...]
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Boston Celtics see a changing of the guard out west. Heck, they're contributing to it. They just hope things aren't blowing up in the East as well. Already missing injured Rajon Rondo, the perennial Eastern power might as well have been without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as well in suffering a second consecutive non-Lakers-delivered humiliation...
Dwight Howard was ejected Wednesday night during the third quarter of Lakers vs. Nuggets. Howard mushed Kenneth Faried in the face, earning a Flagrant 2 foul. Howard left the game with 12 points and seven rebounds. The Lakers eventually loss this one, 126-114 ending their 5-game win streak. After the game, Faried had this to say about [...]
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