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Another dose of perspective

From Lex

January 17, 1985

The Celtics
have won seven in a row, are 17-1 at home, 11-0 against the Western
Conference, and 28-0 in games in which they have led after three
quarters. If they win at Indiana tomorrow night and Sunday against
Philly, they will be on a 70-12 pace at the midway point. No NBA team
has ever won 70 regular-season games
. . . The Lakers,
meanwhile, have lost three in a row for the first time since February
1983, and four of their last six. They are 6-6 against Eastern teams,
and 10-10 on the road. LA has already lost more road games to Eastern
clubs than they did all of last year. The
Lakers were 8-3 on the road against the East last year, but are 3-5 now.

reading this, you'd be tempted to think that it was the Celtics who won
the championship in June of 1985. Didn't work out that way, now did it?
Long way to go, campers, long way to go. This helps us understand what
Kevin McHale was telling us yesterday.

Lex is the resident historian of the Celtics blogosphere. 

He's right.  There's a long way to go.

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  • G4L

    For as bad.. no HORRIBLE as the C’s have been, They are third in the East with a 31-16 record… I repeat 31-16! The C’s are playing the worst ball I’ve seen in 3 years and are fighting injuries & are still 31-16. Step back for a second and think about that. 31-16 a few made free throws & this team could easily be 34-13.
    This team didn’t all of a sudden forget how to play basketball over night. Its a rough patch & they’ll get through it.

  • Billy Bob Thorton

    I missed this the first time around RA, and I visit your site like 5 times a day!

  • Lex

    Thanks also for the “resident historian” moniker.
    I’m honored.