1.19.2009

Bird Fails to Reach Double Figures . . . Again

1990-91 Boston Celtics
November 24, 1990


It hasn't happened often, only 17 times in 803 games. And a few of those times there were extenuating circumstances. But for the second time this season, Larry Bird failed to reach double figures in scoring. He managed 9 points in 28 minutes last night as the Celtics dispatched the Kings, 115-105. He had 5 against Milwaukee Nov. 13.

Excluding ejections and injuries, it was the first time Bird failed to hit double figures at home since Jan. 6, 1982, when he had 9 points in 43 minutes against Chicago. Bird was 3 for 8 from the field and 3 for 4 from the line. All his points came in the first half. He took only two shots in the third quarter and sat out the entire fourth period.

Bird would have had 10 points, but missed his final free throw in the late stages of the second quarter. That miss snapped a streak of 19 straight. Bird was held to single figures only once last year, a 9-point effort in Seattle.

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