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May 2,
1983

May 2, 1983
The Celtics suffered through about as lackluster a 56-26 regular season as a team could, then needed to overcome the infamous Tree Rollins-biting-Danny Ainge incident in the deciding Game 3 of their first-round series against Atlanta. Bird wasn't worried: "The bottom line is we're still the Celtics. Ask L.A. and Philadelphia who they fear, and I'll bet they say us." Unfortunately, the Milwaukee Bucks were Boston's next opponent, and the Bucks swept the Celtics out of the playoffs.

photography by Walter Iooss Jr.



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