NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 6 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Jerry West + Oscar Robertson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrived for Game 6 with a shaved head and a determination to close out this series….but for a while it appeared like the Celtics would steal it….as Magic Johnson had only four points at the half….and Dennis Johnson poured in 18 for the Celtics on his way to a game-high 33 as Boston led 56 – 51 at…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Brent Musburger + Coach Frank Layden

The 1987 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 1986–87 season….and the culmination of the season’s playoffs…..as the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Eastern Conference and defending NBA champion Boston Celtics 4 games to 2. The key moment of the series was Magic Johnson’s junior sky hook in Game 4…..in an NBA final that was the 10th time that the Celtics and Lakers met in the NBA Finals….which…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 4 Lakers Vs Celtics PreGame Show – With Musburger + Stockton + Heinsohn

Thanks to the 1984 trade of Gerald Henderson and the subsequent fall of the Seattle SuperSonics, at the end of 1985–86 the Celtics were not only the best team in the NBA….but also owned the second pick in the 1986 NBA Draft…..when they chose Len Bias with the pick and had high hopes that the presence of the young Maryland Terrapins star would ensure…

NBA – 1986 – NBA Finals – Boston Celtics Vs Houston Rockets – Game 3

DOG COMMENTARY:    In this Game 3 of the 1986 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics verses the Houston Rockets….which was played on June 1st at The Summit in Houston, TX….in front of 16,016 fans…it became obvious that the Rockets, already down 2 – 0 in the series….had a must win situation facing them in…

NBA – Special – Greatest NBA Rivalries – Boston Celtics VS Los Angeles Lakers

DOG COMMENTARY: The Celtics–Lakers rivalry is an National Basketball Association (NBA) rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers….as both teams are the two most storied franchises in NBA history….and the rivalry has been called the best ever in the NBA….for the Celtics and Lakers have met a record 12 times in the NBA…

NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 3

DOG COMMENTARY: The year prior to this 1986 NBA Finals series with the Houston Rockets….the Celtics made the 1985 NBA Finals….but lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers…..which was a series that exposed some of Boston’s weaknesses….such as the lack of bench scoring….which was exploited after Kevin McHale moved to the starting lineup…

NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 2

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985/1986 NBA Finals featuring the Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets was a match-up that showcased maybe the only Celtics team….with five (5) players who were future members of the NBA Hall of Fame including Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parrish, Dennis Johnson and Bill Walton that could even come close to rivaling…

NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics vs. the Houston Rockets featured the Celtics “Big Three plus One” in Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish along with Dennis Johnson against the Rockets “Twin Towers” of Ralph Sampson and Akeem Olajuwon….as each of these six players would eventually be induction into the…

NBA – Special – 1985 Celtics Yearbook – The Season of the Shooting Stars

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1985–86, the Boston Celtics won 67 games….while going 40–1 at home….which would be tied 30 years later by the San Antonio Spurs in 2016….and were one win shy of tying their franchise record of 68 wins set in 1972–73.  Larry Bird won his third consecutive MVP award…while Bill Walton won the Sixth…