Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 2/10/13
Celtics (42-13) vs. Detroit (14-42) February 10, 1980 Boston Garden The headline spoke for itself. PISTOL, BIRD BLAST PISTONS, 128-111 The Boston Globe printed what the 21st sellout crowd (a new franchise record) witnessed at the Garden.  The pairing of Larry Bird and Pete Maravich led the Celtics to victory, humiliating the Pistons, 128-111, delivering Detroit its league worst 43rd loss.  Their loss was just as important as the victory, as the Celtics held the rights to the Pistons’ upcoming draft pick. Bird led the Celtics with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists, and Maravich contributed 14 points of his own. Maravich spoke with the Globe’s Larry Whiteside after the victory: “You know, I feel very slow-footed out there.  I’m not in the best of shape and I’m not as quick as I know I’m capable of being because of it.  I know this is going to sound bad, but I don’t really want to be out there shooting.  I’d much rather concentrate on passing and moving the ball to my teammates.” Most
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