Justin Barrasso will be perusing the box scores of the Boston Celtics during the Larry Bird years, starting with Bird’s rookie year in 1979-1980. We’ll be posting the box score as well as some commentary each game day as we re-visit the ’79-’80 season. Enjoy.
Celtics (4-2) vs. Rockets (2-3)
Wednesday, October 24
Having lost two straight, the Celtics continued their six game road trip in Houston. The Rockets were wrapping up a three-game homestand, and earned Ws in the first two affairs against Indiana (who defeated the Celtics) and Atlanta. Houston had a lot at stake: the chance to avenge their season-opening loss against the C’s, work their way to a .500 record for the first time this season (they would finish with one at 41-41), and improve their winning streak to three games. Bill Fitch’s bunch, however, wouldn’t stand for a three-game losing streak of their own. In fact, although the Celtics would drop two in a row on three different occasions during the regular season, they never allowed themselves to lose three in a row.