BIRD AND WALTON
Two hours before Wednesday night's game with the Los Angeles Clippers, before the Boston Garden's bright lights had been turned on, two of the greatest players in history were alone on the parquet floor, shooting and talking. The place was empty, but it was a sight for a sellout: Bird and Bill Walton rehearsing together.
Bullets 93, Clippers 88: Gus Williams scored six points and Jeff Ruland added four during the final three minutes of the game as host Washington recovered after blowing an 18-point lead and defeated Los Angeles. Bill Walton returned to the Los Angeles lineup after missing two games with tendinitis of the ankle. He scored only four points in a limited appearance.
WALTON IN FOUL TROUBLE
Life without Darryl Dawkins took a turn for the better for the Nets tonight. They snapped a two-game losing streak by defeating the struggling Los Angeles Clippers, 99-90, before 7,322 fans at the Sports Arena. Bill Walton was in foul trouble in the half and played only nine minutes. He did not score or get an assist.
Part of this blog's efforts to see what the Big Red, Dead-Head was doing in the year before we heisted him from da Clipjoint. Earlier posts in this series.