NBA – 1987 Eastern Conference Playoffs – 1st Round – Game 5 – Philadelphia 76’ers VS Milwaukee Bucks

DOG ASIDE: This 1987 NBA Eastern Conference 1st Round Playoffs featured the Philadelphia 76’ers….including Charles Barkley, Mo Cheeks, Tim McCormick, Cliff Robinson, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Albert King, Roy Hinson, Mike Giminski, Andrew Toney, David Wingate and Dave Henderson and was coached by Matt Goukas….while their opponents the Milwaukee Bucks were lead by their coach…

NBA – 1986 West Conference Finals – Game 5 – The Forum – Los Angeles Lakers VS Houston Rockets

DOG ASIDE: The Los Angeles Lakers had won the 1985 NBA Championship over the Boston Celtic in dominating fashion by winning 4 games to 2…..and came into the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets as a heavy favorite to “five-peat” as Conference Champions….after having won the West in 1981 – 1985….as these were the…

NBA – 1986 West Finals – Game 5 – Los Angeles Lakers VS Houston Rockets

DOG COMMENTARY: To many NBA pudit’s surprise at the time….The Houston Rockets entered Game 5 of the 1986 NBA Western Conference Finals on May 21, 1986 against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 3 – 1 series lead over the defending NBA Champions….who were huge favorites to send the Rockets home early in the series….for…

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 – Special – Great Sports Legends – Wilt Chamberlain

DOG COMMENTARY: Wilton Norman “Wilt” Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player….who played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)…..while playing for the University of Kansas Jayhawks in college…..and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in…

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 – 1986 All Star Saturday – Slam Dunk Contest With Spud Webb & Legends Game With Bob Cousy And Big O

DOG COMMENTARY: Spud Webb was the shortest person to ever compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest at 5 foot 7 inches ….winning the event in 1986 at Dallas’ Reunion Arena during the 1986 All Star Game Saturday competition….as his participation surprised the media….including his Atlanta Hawks teammate and defending dunk champion Dominique Wilkins….who had…

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…