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SOMETHING'S UP IN SYRACUSE
William Leggett
December 03, 1962
By getting a big jump in the game they wanted to win the most, pro basketball's small-town team ran right past mighty Boston and into first place in the NBA's Eastern Division
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December 03, 1962

Something's Up In Syracuse

By getting a big jump in the game they wanted to win the most, pro basketball's small-town team ran right past mighty Boston and into first place in the NBA's Eastern Division

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The Celtics moved disconsolately away, silent, stung and second in their division, while Syracuse ran to its dressing room whooping, hollering and trying not to step on little Danny Biasone. Once there. Dolph Schayes's huge presence seemed to take command. Somebody asked him what he thought. He instantly raised his right arm in the salute he has made famous on the court, and shouted, "Victory is what I think!"

The Celtics are still a superb team and still overwhelming favorites to win the Eastern Division. But don't tell the Syracuse Nationals—they think they can reach high enough to turn out that Boston light.

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