"At the Forum they had too many water faucets running at one time," said Celtic assistant Jimmy Rodgers. "We had to shut off at least one of them." Boston shut off three, leaving Magic and Abdul-Jabbar at times in the position of playing two against five.
"Maybe we were just due for a game like that," said Magic with a sigh. "I know we won't play that way again."
But there's no doubt that Boston put a nick in the armor of invincibility that had surrounded the Lakers in the postseason. And in the Bizarro World of Boston Garden, one nick can open a gusher.