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  1. "Havlicek stole the ball! Havlicek stole the ball!"

    Larry Schwartz

    John Havlicek makes a game-saving play in the final moments of Game 7 when he steals an inbounds pass by Hal Greer to preserve the Celtics 110-109 victory. Boston announcer Johnny Most yells, "Havlicek stole the ball! Havlicek stole the ball!"

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 09, 2002
  2. The Cooz reaches 15,000 point plateau

    Larry Schwartz

    Bob Cousy becomes the second player in NBA history to score 15,000 points (Dolph Schayes was the first) as the Celtics beat the Knicks, 116-96, in Boston.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | November 19, 2001
  3. Rifleman is first to shatter an NBA backboard

    Larry Schwartz

    Chuck Connors, who will gain fame as "The Rifleman" on TV, becomes the first player in the NBA (called the BAA then) to shatter a backboard. The Celtics center does it not with a dunk, but on a two-handed shot in pregame warmups at Boston Arena.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 30, 2001
  4. Tagliabue replaces Rozelle as NFL commissioner

    Larry Schwartz

    Paul Tagliabue is elected the NFL's seventh commissioner, succeeding 29-year boss Pete Rozelle.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 24, 2001
  5. Back injury forces Bird into retirement

    Larry Schwartz

    Larry Bird is forced to retire because of a bad back. Bird is the only non-center to win three consecutive MVP awards (1984-86). A 10-time All-Star, he led the Celtics to three NBA titles, averaging 24.3 points and 10 rebounds in his 13-year career.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 16, 2001
  6. Lewis fatally collapses during light shooting

    Larry Schwartz

    Reggie Lewis, a 1992 All-Star forward and captain of the Celtics, dies at 27 after collapsing while shooting baskets at Brandeis University.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 24, 2001
  7. Celtics in Land of the Suns after triple OT win

    Larry Schwartz

    In one of the greatest games in NBA history, the Celtics outlast the Phoenix Suns, 128-126, in triple overtime in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Boston.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 01, 2001
  8. Bird, Celtics soar past Rockets for 14th title

    Larry Schwartz

    Led by Larry Bird (27 points, 13 rebounds) and Cedric Maxwell, who is named Finals MVP, the Celtics beat the Rockets, 102-91, in Game 6 in Houston. It's Boston's 14th NBA championship.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 11, 2001
  9. Cooper first African-American drafted in NBA

    Larry Schwartz

    The Boston Celtics are the first team to draft an African-American when Red Auerbach selects Chuck Cooper, a second-team All-American from Duquesne, in the second round.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 25, 2001
  10. Russell refuses Hall induction

    Larry Schwartz

    Bill Russell is elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame but says he will refuse induction.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 05, 2001
  11. Russell sets NBA rebounding record

    Larry Schwartz

    Bill Russell grabs 51 rebounds, breaking his NBA record of 49, in the Celtics' 124-100 victory over the Syracuse Nationals in Boston. (Wilt Chamberlain will break the record with 55 in November 1960 against the Celtics.)

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 03, 2001
  12. Lloyd breaks the NBA color barrier

    Larry Schwartz

    Earl Lloyd breaks the color barrier in the NBA, playing for the Washington Capitals in their season-opening 78-70 loss to Rochester.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 28, 2000
  13. Wilt battled 'loser' label

    Larry Schwartz

    Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain averaged 30.1 points and 22.9 rebounds for his career.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 30, 2000