Last night's game in Dallas, in which the Mavericks did beat
the Celtics for the first time ever, will surely be remembered
in those parts for years to come. It reminds me of a game
which must have been in '72 which Dick Stockton (who was then
a local sports anchor in Boston) described at the time as
the "biggest story he had covered since coming to Boston".
I am referring to the FIRST time the Cowens-led Celtics beat
the Jabbar-led Milwaukee Bucks. At that time it was not clear
that it was PHYSICALLY possible for the Celtics to beat a team
with Jabbar. [Does anyone out there happen to remember exactly
when that game was? Considering that the Celts beat the Bucks
for the 1974 championship and Cowens' rookie year was the
'70-'71 season (right??) there isn't much of a window for this
collosal event to have taken place.]
Anyway it's interesting how quickly perceptions can change.
Seems to me that all Dallas needs is a Greg Kite and we are
talking instant contender. Would the Celtics part with Greg Kite
for say, Detlef Shrempf? I bet RED might even throw in
Jay Vincent's little brother Sam...
Trivia question: (one of my old favorites, not
too hard, but getting harder with the passing of time)
What 3 players were picked ahead of Dave Cowens in the 1970
college draft? Hint:
1. One finished his career with the Celtics.
2. One was literally almost killed by a player
who later played for the Celtics.
3. One finished his career playing with Dave Cowens.
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I think I have the answers to your question, Tom. However, don't accuse
me of being a Celtic fan, even if I get the answer right! :-)
1. Pete Maravich (also played for Atlanta Hawks & New Orleans Jazz)
2. Rudy Tomjanovich (of Houston Rockets, was punched out by
3. Bob Lanier (played for Detroit Pistons, finished career with
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