Twenty-six years ago… the Celtics throttled the Lakers 148-114 in Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals.
What a game. Danny Ainge with 15 points in the 1st quarter. Robert Parish with a statue-worthy bitch-slapping of Kareem. Mr. Perfect Scott Wedman was 11-11.
How about that crowd? An intense "Beat LA" chant in pre-game!
Yes, the Lakers won the series. But only because Larry Bird was suffering with elbow and back injuries. He also had that finger injury which allegedly happened in a bar room brawl during the playoffs.