November 8, 1980
The Celtics entered last night's game with a 7-4 record, amidst an occasional "What's-the-matter-with-the-Celtics?" query from worried fans. The answer is basically that the club, which could have been 10-1 by eliminating a few mistakes here and there, had not played enough home games. Counting Hartford, the Celtics were 3-1 at home and 4-3 on the road. It's interesting to note that if the Celtics were to win their next four games, starting last night (they're all at "home," including tomorrow night's Hartford affair with Chicago), they'd be 11-4 after 15 games.
Last year after 15 games they were 12-3. And they lost No. 16 . . . The Celtics boasted of seven double-figure scorers and an eighth man at 8.8. Milwaukee's big point men were Marques Johnson (21.2), Brian Winters (16.1) and famed sixth man Junior Bridgeman (16.0).