Originally written on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 11/2/14
Celtics (31-10) vs. Hawks (26-17) January 11, 1980 Boston Garden The Celtics hosted the Atlanta Hawks on this date thirty-three years ago in the Garden.  Winners of three of the past four, the Celts hoped to build some momentum on this marathon seven-game homestand at the Garden.  Sandwiched in-between an intense match-up with New York and a rematch with the Los Angeles Lakers stood the Atlanta Hawks.  Hubie Brown’s team of overachievers, on their way to a 50-win season, laid a 28-point beatdown on the Celtics the last time the two teams met.  The defeat also marked the Celtics’ only home loss of the season, with a 17-1 record nearly midpoint in the season.  A balanced attack from the Celtics’ starting five, as well as a breakout performance from Rick Robey, allowed the Celtics to avenge the loss and defeat the Hawks, 108-93.  The game also featured four ejections, all beginning near the end of the first quarter.     Along with the 22 points, Robey (a perfect 10-10 from the free t...
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