BOSTON CELTICS 80's Dynasty (1980-81, 1983-84, and 1985-86 NBA Champions)

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edited December 2012 in From the Cheap Seats
There is 3 NBA Dynasty Teams in the 80's The L.A. Lakers, Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons, this is the first thread of those 3 great teams of the 80's. This thread is going to showcase the 3 NBA TITLE TEAMS of the Boston Celtics


BOSTON CELTICS went to FIVE NBA finals and WON 3 is one of the great teams of the 80's.

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First Championship team is the 1980-1981 BOSTON CELTICS
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1980-81 Boston Celtics: The Dynasty Renewed Part 1/6


1980-81 Boston Celtics: The Dynasty Renewed Part 2/6


To me the 1980-1981 team is the greatest 80's Boston Celtics team withlarry-bird_display_image_display_image.jpg?1306364911 Larry Legend, 0311_large_display_image.jpg?1296415295 Robert Parrish,

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1980-81 Boston Celtics: The Dynasty Renewed Part 3/6


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1980-81 Boston Celtics: The Dynasty Renewed Part 4/6
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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    1980-81 Boston Celtics: The Dynasty Renewed Part 5/6


    The 1981 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1980-81 NBA season, pitting the Boston Celtics against the Houston Rockets.

    Houston Rockets
    For the 1980-81 season Houston Rockets (head coached by Del Harris), Moses Malone practically carried the Rockets to the NBA finals. Meanwhile, Calvin Murphy, the shortest player in the league, set two NBA records, sinking 78 consecutive free throws to break Rick Barry's mark of 60 set in 1976 and achieving a free-throw percentage of .958, breaking Rick Barry's record set with the Rockets in 1979. Other members of the 80-81 team were Rudy Tomjanovich, Robert Reid, Mike Dunleavy, Sr., Allen Leavell, Billy Paultz, Bill Willoughby, Calvin Garrett, Tom Henderson, and Major Jones. Houston tied with Kansas City for second place in the Midwest behind San Antonio with a regular season record of 40-42.

    Houston's playoff run began by drawing the defending NBA-champion Los Angeles Lakers and Magic Johnson in the first round. The Rockets upset Los Angeles, two games to one, with the Rockets winning both games in Los Angeles. The Western Conference Semifinals matchup featured the San Antonio Spurs and multi-year scoring champion George Gervin in a Texas Shootout, which would turn to a four games to three victory for Houston behind strong contributions from Calvin Murphy and Robert Reid, including Murphy's career playoff high of 42 points in the climactic Game 7. This set up an unlikely Conference Finals matchup with Kansas City. The Kings, led by Otis Birdsong, Scott Wedman, and Phil Ford fell to the Rockets in five games, and the Rockets would break into the NBA Finals for the first time, the first of four in franchise history.


    Boston Celtics
    This was the Celtics' first appearance in The Finals since their 1976 championship winning team against the Phoenix Suns. The Celtics were not quite the same team as five years ago, as they had added the likes of Larry Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale, a trio that would come to be known as "The Big Three." M.L. Carr, Cedric Maxwell, and Nate Archibald were also capable players off the bench, and key cogs in Boston's balanced offensive attack. However, the Celtics lost future Hall of Famers Dave Cowens and Pete Maravich to retirement. Still, the Celtics, led by Bird, won 62 games and managed to squeak past Philadelphia for the league's best record due to tiebreakers.

    The Celtics's playoff road started with a first-round bye, straight into the conference semifinals. Despite the layoff, the Celtics easily swept the Chicago Bulls, and then faced the defending Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia 76ers for the right to advance to The Finals. After a hard-fought and physical series, the Celtics eventually came back from a three-games-to-one deficit to defeat the Sixers, repeating a feat they accomplished in 1968. Five of the games in the series ended with the winning team on top by two points or less.


    1980-81 Boston Celtics: The Dynasty Renewed Part 6/6


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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1983-1984 BOSTON CELTICS NBA CHAMPIONS

    1983-84 Boston Celtics: Pride And Passion Part 2/6


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  • CockMcStuffinsCockMcStuffins Posts: 1,716 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2012
    There's only one true dynasty of the 80s and that's the Lakers

    Boston could be thrown in there as a mini dynasty but not the pistons because they only won one title in decade(or else u gotta throw the sixers of the early 80s in there also)
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  • P swayze166P swayze166 Posts: 1,978 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree to an extent but, celtics were a problem....injuries hampered them...they could of easily been in more finals. Lakers da GOAT 70's ,80's, 2000's team tho.
  • blu197blu197 Posts: 4,582 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Matt-Matt- Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    doubt i ever saw them play during their championship years. cordbread maxwell is a legend around here tho. but he's more famous for what he did in college. and i hated playing against my dad because he had a larry bird type jump shot. it was unblockable.
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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There's only one true dynasty of the 80s and that's the Lakers

    Boston could be thrown in there as a mini dynasty but not the pistons because they only won one title in decade(or else u gotta throw the sixers of the early 80s in there also)

    We all know that the L.A. Lakers are the top dynasty team of the 80's but the Celtics went to 5 NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS and won 3 that's a Dynasty team.

    And the Detroit Pistons is a Dynasty team in the late 80's they went to the NBA FINALS 1987-1988, 1988-1989 1989-1990 and won the title in 1988-1989, 1989-1990, thats not easy feat going to the finals 3 years in the row and won 2, they could of have 3 but Zeke got injured in game 6 and didnt play in game 7 against the Lakers
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1983-1984 BOSTON CELTICS NBA CHAMPIONS

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    1984 NBA Finals - Lakers vs Celtics, Game 1


    The 1984 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1983-84 NBA season. In 1984, the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a seven-game Finals, winning Game 7 111-102. Larry Bird averaged 27 points and 14 rebounds a game during the series, earning the award of Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP). Bird was also named the league regular season MVP for that year.

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    1984 NBA Finals: Lakers at Celtics, Gm 2 part 15/15


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    This series was the long-awaited rematch of the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics after their rivalry was revived in 1979 with the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird pair entering the league. After the Lakers won Game 1, a crucial steal in Game 2 led to a tie game and the Celtics were able to win in overtime to tie the series. The Lakers won Game 3 easily and almost won Game 4, but were again thwarted. Now tied 2-2, the Lakers and Celtics each held serve at their home court to send the series to Boston for Game 7. Game 5 was a classic, with Bird coming up with a huge game in one of the (literally) hottest games ever in non-air conditioned Boston Garden. Game 7 was also contested in hot temperatures that hovered around 91 degrees. The score was close but the contest eventually went to the Celtics. Cedric Maxwell scored 24 points against the Los Angeles Lakers in the decisive Game 7 victory

    1984 NBA Finals: Celtics at Lakers, Gm 3 part 13/13


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    Los Angeles won all three games played on Sunday afternoons. Boston won the games played on Tuesday night, Wednesday night, Thursday night, and Friday night.

    1984 NBA Finals: Celtics at Lakers, Gm 4 part 13/13
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2012
    blu197 wrote: »
    Bird is a legend and is better than magic all time

    STOP IT, Bird is a Legend top 10 Greatest player of All Times but he aint fuckin with Showtime, Magic can Play all 5 positions have a better post up game, floor game, better player maker, create his own shots...Bird got him in Shooting and defense with that sneaky dirty white boy defense and a give a slight edge in rebounding that's about it.
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2012
    bigrizz wrote: »
    Nice thread....Best front court of all time

    it's hard to argue with that, i can't think of one front court off the top that is better than BIRD, PARRISH, MCHALE

    maybe the 84-85 Sixers with Dr. J at sf, Charles Barkley at PF and Moses Malone at C can give them at run but they played together as a trio rom 84-86
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1983-1984 BOSTON CELTICS NBA CHAMPIONS
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    the seeds of the 1984 Finals were first sown during the 1979 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. In the final game of the tournament, Larry Bird and his erstwhile unbeaten Indiana State Sycamores lost to Magic Johnson and his Michigan State Spartans by the score of 75-64. After the tournament, both entered the NBA in the 1979–80 season with high expectations. Bird, who was selected 6th in the 1978 NBA Draft but committed back to Indiana State for his senior season, was named Rookie of the Year after leading the Celtics to a 32-game turnaround from the previous year, going from 29 to 61 wins. The expected Celtics-Lakers finals, however, never happened. The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Celtics in the conference finals before losing to the Lakers in the 1980 NBA Finals, with Johnson earning Finals MVP honors for his Game 6 performance. Since then Bird won a championship in 1981, then Magic led the Lakers to the finals in 1982 and 1983, winning in the former


    1984 NBA Finals: Lakers at Celtics, Gm 5 part 14/14


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    In the 1983–84 season, the Celtics won 62 games, while the Lakers won 54, topping their respective conferences. In the playoffs, the Celtics defeated the Bullets in four, the Knicks in seven, and the Bucks in five, while the Lakers defeated the Kings in three, the Mavericks in five, and the Suns in six, thus rekindling the Celtics–Lakers rivalry in the Finals. Larry Bird earned his first MVP award.

    1984 NBA Finals: Celtics at Lakers, Gm 6 part 12/12


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    While Bird was out to redeem himself, the Lakers as a team were also seeking retribution after losing all seven Finals matchups to the Celtics, the last coming in 1969.

    Final moments of Celtics win over Lakers 1984 NBA Finals


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  • blu197blu197 Posts: 4,582 ✭✭✭✭✭
    waterproof wrote: »
    blu197 wrote: »
    Bird is a legend and is better than magic all time

    STOP IT, Bird is a Legend top 10 Greatest player of All Times but he aint fuckin with Showtime, Magic can Play all 5 positions have a better post up game, floor game, better player maker, create his own shots...Bird got him in Shooting and defense with that sneaky dirty white boy defense and a give a slight edge in rebounding that's about it.

    Bird can play the 1-4 EFFECTIVLEY, and was a OVERALL BETTER PLAYER he was just as good as setting up players was a wayyyyyy better scorer avg 10 reb for his career, and made a 24 win Celtic team a 62 win team, was voted 2nd in MVP voting 3 years str8 before winning it 3 years str8, Magic Can't carry the team on his back, neutralize his teammates and that will cut his assists and pretty much his whole game, he was lucky to play with Kareem (aka the 2nd GOAT) once he left magics chance for rings did aswell... And magic was NOT A GOOD DEFENDER He has MADE 0 ALL DEFENSIVE TEAMS while bird made a few
  • blu197blu197 Posts: 4,582 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And Bird played in a better conference with a young MJ lurking, bad boys Pistons, Nique Hawks,Dr J Sixers and a young Ewing Knicks
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blu197 wrote: »
    And Bird played in a better conference with a young MJ lurking, bad boys Pistons, Nique Hawks,Dr J Sixers and a young Ewing Knicks

    I agree with you on that, those Bad Boys Pistons from 1987-1990 done robbed the Bird at least One more ring..

    I got a thread coming on Bird hate for the Pistons and their style of play and Zeke and how because of their rivalry it cost the Pacers a potential NBA title, it's going to touch on some real shit.....And me personally Bird cost Zeke and Pacers a NBA title, i will touch on it more when i dropped that thread.....

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  • its....JOHN Bits....JOHN B Posts: 8,755 ✭✭✭✭✭
    even though we had that disagreement about Ja Rule, you make some of the best threads, props
    waterproof
  • afromoafromo Posts: 999 ✭✭✭✭
    even though we had that disagreement about Ja Rule, you make some of the best threads, props
    dead at a Ja Rule mention
  • P swayze166P swayze166 Posts: 1,978 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Magic and bird really can't be compared who is better, either one is more your style than the other....put them on ya team it's win win.....they when healthy could win no matter what. That's the difference between them and a Jordan or Kobe etc.
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    1985-86 Boston Celtics NBA CHAMPIONS

    Some NBA historians and Sportswriters say that the 1985-1986 BOSTON CELTICS team are the Greatest NBA team of All Times.

    THE BOSTON CELTICS LAST NBA CHAMPIONSHIP in the 80'S

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    For the last two Championship runs and 1984 AAFQ017~Danny-Ainge-Photofile-Posters.jpg Danny Ainge the dirty defense playing, sharp shooting, shit starter, biting fingers and shit cracked the starting line up and played a part for the Celtics.

    Before the Celtics went on to win their Last NBA CHAMPIONSHIP they face a Young Mike Jordan and swept the Bulls in 3 games then they faced the Atlanta Haws won the series 4-1

    1986 Celtics Famous Third Quarter vs Atlanta (1986 ECSF Game 5)


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    1985-86 Boston Celtics NBA CHAMPIONS

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    The 1986 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1985-86 NBA season. It pitted the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics against the Western Conference champion Houston Rockets. The Celtics defeated the Rockets four games to two to win their 16th NBA championship. The championship would be the Celtics' last until the 2008 NBA Finals. Larry Bird was named the Finals MVP.

    1986 NBA Finals HOU BOS Game 1


    Boston Celtics
    The Celtics made the 1985 NBA Finals, but lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers. The series exposed some of Boston's weaknesses, such as the lack of bench scoring, which was exploited once Kevin McHale moved to the starting lineup after Cedric Maxwell fell to injured knees. In addition, Larry Bird played through an elbow injury, which severely affected his shooting. In the offseason, president Red Auerbach decided to tweak the roster, trading Maxwell to the Los Angeles Clippers for oft-injured center Bill Walton. He also made a trade with the Indiana Pacers, acquiring the younger Jerry Sichting for an aging Quinn Buckner. Those moves would pave the way for the Celtics' greatest season yet.


    1986 NBA Finals HOU BOS Game 2


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    The 1986 Boston Celtics team finished the NBA regular season with a record of 67–15, and is frequently cited as the greatest NBA team of all-time. It boasted numerous NBA players enshrined in Springfield, including Larry Bird (the NBA MVP for the third consecutive year in 1986), Kevin McHale, Bill Walton (the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1986), Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson, and NBA All-Star role players such as Danny Ainge; Scott Wedman; and Jerry Sichting.

    The Celtics steamrolled through the Eastern Conference Playoffs, sweeping Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls 3–0 in the first round. Although Boston dispensed of Chicago without losing in the series, Game 2 of that 1986 first round series is generally considered to be one of Jordan's greatest games. When asked about Jordan's performance in Boston's 135-131 2OT victory, Boston's coach K.C. Jones said, "I don't have a word for today." In retrospect, this game is considered to be a classic clash of the NBA's (arguably) greatest player, Jordan, and the NBA's (arguably) greatest team, Bird's '86 Celtics.


    1986 NBA Finals BOS HOU Game 3


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    In the second round of the NBA playoffs, the '86 Celtics faced-off against the youthful Atlanta Hawks, led by future Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame scorer Dominique Wilkins. (The Hawks also started Boston's future championship coach, Doc Rivers.) The Celtics won this semifinal series four games to one, blowing out the Hawks in the series' final game with a score of 132-99, (Boston outscored Atlanta 36-6 in the game's 3rd quarter.)

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    The Eastern Conference Finals matched the Celtics up against the Milwaukee Bucks and head coach Don Nelson, a former Celtic player who enraged the Celtics in the 1983 NBA Playoffs by accusing Celtic guard Danny Ainge of "dirty" play. The Celtics got their revenge, sweeping the Bucks easily. This series was the third of four consecutive NBA post-seasons that Boston faced Milwaukee during the mid-1980s, ('83-'87.) Milwaukee beat Boston in 1983 before losing in three consecutive post-seasons.

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    1985-86 Boston Celtics NBA CHAMPIONS

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    The Larry Bird led Celtics would defeat the Rockets again 4 games to 2 in the 1986 NBA Finals. The Celtics dominated the first two games at the Boston Garden, where they had gone 40-1 during the regular season. The Rockets had been almost as good at home during the season, and they defeated the Celtics 106-104 in game three. Game 4 would be a tense battle at the Summit and the Celtics prevailed 106-103, with Bill Walton coming off the bench to spell a tired Robert Parish to score a crucial basket. The infamous fifth game featured the signature moment of the series, when 7'4" Ralph Sampson ignited a brawl with Jerry Sichting, a player 15 inches (380 mm) shorter than Sampson, ultimately leading to his ejection. While Jim Petersen would lead the Rockets to a decisive victory, Sampson's actions would motivate the Celtics to end the series in six. Bird would dismantle the young Rockets in game 6, as the Garden crowd booed every time Sampson touched the ball. The Celtics blew out the Rockets 114-97 in a game that wasn't as close as the score would indicate.

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    Bird was named the Finals' MVP for that year, averaging 24 points, 9.7 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game for the series. It was the Celtics' 16th championship in 40 years and it was their last championship before winning their 17th NBA championship in 2008.

    1986 NBA Finals HOU BOS Game 6

    In a masterful display of team basketball and payback for the Game 5 loss, Larry Bird notched a triple-double of 29 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists to pace a lopsided Boston win that clinched their 16th NBA championship. Kevin McHale added 29 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. Hakeem Olajuwon paced the Rockets with 21 points and 10 rebounds, but Ralph Sampson was held to only eight points on 4-for-12 shooting, visibly distracted by an angry Boston Garden crowd in the aftermath of Game 5. The Celtics led by as much as 30 in the fourth to put away the Rockets.
    Following the conclusion of the 1986 NBA Finals, a video documentary of the 1986 NBA season, known as "Sweet Sixteen", was released. David Perry was the narrator after Dick Stockton narrated the last three NBA season documentaries.
    This would be the city of Boston's last professional championship until 2002 when the New England Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI. Had the Patriots and the Boston Red Sox won Super Bowl XX and the 1986 World Series, respectively (the Patriots lost 46-10 to the Chicago Bears, while the Red Sox lost in seven games to the New York Mets), it would've given Boston three championships in the same calendar year. A Houston-Boston World Series was also a possibility; however the Mets defeated the Houston Astros in six games of the 1986 National League Championship Series.
    The closing song following Game 6 was "Whatever We Imagine" by James Ingram.


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