Celtics (41-13) vs. Indiana (27-29)
February 8, 1980
The Celtics continued to roll over the competition, squashing Indiana, 130-108, on New Bedford Night at the Garden. While Olympic boxing hopeful Andre McCoy was being honored and boxing fans were salivating over his future, the Celtics were busy winning their sixth straight game. This was already the fourth time during the 79-80 season the Celtics had generated a winning streak of at least six games.
The Celtics were looking to eliminate areas of weakness in the second half of the season. The second quarter represented an area of concern, as the C’s had been tied or simply out-scored in 31 of the 54 games. That wouldn’t be an issue on this particular evening, however, as the Green Team pulled ahead in the second, out-scoring the Pacers, 43-30. A fourteen point lead at the half evolved into a 21-point lead after three frames. The Celts were 35-2 when tied or leading after three, and improved that mark to 36-2 ...