Celtics (43-14) vs. Portland (27-32)
February 15, 1980
The Celtics recovered from a loss in Phoenix with a 106-91 triumph in Portland. Boston built an 11-point lead by the half and cruised to their eighth win in the previous nine games. Following up from his 45-point outburst against the Suns, Larry Bird led the C’s with 28 points and 15 rebounds.
Bob Ryan detailed the victory in the February 16, 1980 edition of the Boston Globe:
Piece of cake. Can of corn. Day at the beach. Walk in the spring rain. Day at the office. Get the idea yet? The Celtics simply overwhelmed the Portland Trail Blazers last night, giving them too much Larry Bird (28), too much M.L. Carr, too much Tiny Archibald and just too much team before walking off with a 106- 91 victory that ended their losing streak at its customary number – one.