1981 Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals Ticket Stub Larry Bird 34 pts


In 1980–81 the Boston Celtics went 62-20 under coach Bill Fitch. Despite losing center Dave Cowens to retirement late in training camp, the Celtics went on to capture the 1981 NBA Championship over the Houston Rockets. The highlight was that this championship was achieved just two years after Larry Bird had been drafted. Cedric Maxwell was named NBA Finals MVP.

After the 1979-80 season, Auerbach completed what may be the most lopsided trade in NBA history. Auerbach had always been a fan of stockpiling draft picks, so even after the success of 1979-80 the Celtics had both the 1st and 13th picks in the 1980 NBA draft left over from the M.L. Carr trade. Auerbach saw an opportunity to improve the team immediately, sending the two picks to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for center Robert Parish and the Warriors first round pick, the 3rd overall, University of Minnesota power forward Kevin McHale. With these three future Hall of Famers on the team the Celtics had a core in place to become a dominant team in the NBA.

This was Larry Bird’s 2nd year in the NBA.

Offered is a ticket stub to the April 22, 1981 Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 vs the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Celtics won 118-99.

Dr. J had 12 points and Andrew Toney actually led the Sixers with 35 in this losing effort.

Boston was led by Larry Bird who had 34 points and 16 total rebounds, Kevin McHale 20, Tiny Archibald 19, and Robert Parish with 17.



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1981 Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals Ticket Stub Larry Bird 34 pts