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On Valentine’s Day, 1986, in a game against the Portland Trailblazers at Memorial Coliseum, Larry Bird decided to challenge himself by finishing EVERY basket (other than a jumpshot) with his left hand. He ended up scoring 22 points with his left hand, nearly half his total!
Bird finished with 47 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. He hit the game tying shot to send the game to OT, and then made the game winning shot. The night before in Seattle he had 35 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists giving him back to back triple doubles. Enjoy watching another example of Larry Bird's greatness.
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Highlights of Larry Bird scoring 60 points on the Hawks in 1985 at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Bird's stat line for the game: 22 of 36 FG's, 1 of 4 on 3 pointers, 7 Rebounds, 3 Assists in 43 minutes. This came 9 days after McHale scored 56 points to set a new Celtics scoring record. When McHale came out of that game, Bird told him he should go for 60 and then 9 days...
It’s been 3 years since the former No. 1 overall draft pick, Greg Oden, stepped on the court with the Portland Trail Blazers, so is the 7′ 0″ center planning a return? Former teammate and current Blazer, Nicolas Batum, had dinner with Oden last night where he expressed interest in making a comeback.
Nicolas Batum says yesterday he had dinner w/former #Blazers Greg Oden. Batum...
Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird turned 56 today. It seems like just yesterday that he retired from the Celtics, and at the risk of dating myself, it doesn’t seem much longer ago that he first burst onto the scene in Boston. A compilation of all the memorable moments Larry Legend gave us would be a daunting [...]
We continue our tribute to Larry Bird on his 56th birthday with Beyond the Glory.
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The Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Will Barton and Victor Claver to Portland's development league affiliate, the Idaho Stampede.
Barton has played in 16 games for the Blazers this season, averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. The guard was the 40th pick in the June draft out of Memphis.
Claver, a 6-foot-10 forward from Spain, was selected by the...
The Portland Trail Blazers have laid off three longtime executives.
The Blazers announced the layoffs on Thursday, about a month after Chris McGowan became the new team president.
Chief financial officer Gregg Olson had been with the Blazers for 10 years. Michele Daterman, who was the senior vice president of tickets and marketing, and Traci Reandeau, formerly the senior vice president...
It’s over. This road trip did not go well for the Portland Trail Blazers. They finished 2-5 on the road trip and now have an overall record of 8-11 – and they needed three total overtimes to get those two wins. Now the Blazers will try to get back on track as they return to Rip City for a six game home stand.
As it sits right now, the Blazers are a lottery team. I don’t...
Celtics (19-6) vs. Suns (17-11)
Friday, December 7, 1979
Today is a tragic day in the history of the United States as we remember those who lost their lives on Pearl Harbor, but today also marks the day of birth for Larry Bird. Bird and the Celtics began their next stretch of three-games-in-three-days with a Friday night game at the Garden against a highly competitive...
Everyone here at Red’s Army would like to wish Larry Bird a happy 56th birthday. It’s nearly impossible to put what Larry’s done for the Boston Celtics and the game of basketball into words. Larry will always be remembered for his clutch shooting, hard-nosed work ethic and leading the Boston Celtics to NBA Championships in 1981, ’84 and ’86. Bird simply dominated during...
The Portland Trail Blazers are already eager to be back at home after a disappointing trip. Facing a winless road opponent is even more ideal.
The Trail Blazers begin a six-game homestand Saturday night when they try to drop the Sacramento Kings to 0-7 on the road.
Portland (8-11) went 2-5 on a trip that ended with Wednesday's 99-92 loss to Indiana. Rookie Damian Lillard led...
The news came in like a flurry of hailstones yesterday: comings and goings, wheelings and dealings - general happenings and buzz around the Portland Timbers not felt since the beginning of 2012, when so much was possible for last year's team. Now, with new coach Caleb Porter applying his stamp to the Timbers, and the club being reshaped in his mold, Portland seems ready to put...
Last night the Frenchman Nicolas Batum played 29 minutes but posted just 5/4/0 with a steal and a three before exiting stage left with a bad back/shoulder and what not. Uh, oh, not what you want to see from your fantasy basketball small forward extraordinaire, son! On the season Nic is returning solid 2nd round value with season averages of 16/6/3.2 to go along with 1.7 spg, 1.1...
Celtics (19-5) vs. Hawks (16-12)
Wednesday, December 5, 1979
The Celtics returned home and received a beat-down from Hubie Brown’s Hawks. The 120-92 loss marked the sixth game in eight nights for the C’s, and Atlanta took advantage of the Celtics’ tired legs. Boston was competitive for a quarter, only trailing, 25-24, after the first twelve minutes. The...