Philadelphia 4, Boston 1
**My apologies for the delay in the finale of these posts. Bruins coverage took up the majority of time, but here is a look at games 3-5 of the 1980 Eastern Conference Finals in Larry Bird’s rookie season.
The Celtics entered the Philadelphia Spectrum with one goal: capture at least one of the next two games to regain the home court advantage. After winning 61 games during the regular season and quickly sweeping the Houston Rockets, the 76ers took the series opener at the Garden. The Celtics had yet to win a game in Philadelphia all season, and the team understood that returning to Boston in a 1-3 hole would likely spell doom. [Read more...]