January 17, 1985
The Celtics have won seven in a row, are 17-1 at home, 11-0 against the Western Conference, and 28-0 in games in which they have led after three quarters. If they win at Indiana tomorrow night and Sunday against Philly, they will be on a 70-12 pace at the midway point. No NBA team has ever won 70 regular-season games . . . The Lakers, meanwhile, have lost three in a row for the first time since February 1983, and four of their last six. They are 6-6 against Eastern teams, and 10-10 on the road. LA has already lost more road games to Eastern clubs than they did all of last year. The Lakers were 8-3 on the road against the East last year, but are 3-5 now.
By reading this, you'd be tempted to think that it was the Celtics who won the championship in June of 1985. Didn't work out that way, now did it? Long way to go, campers, long way to go. This helps us understand what Kevin McHale was telling us yesterday.