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September 26, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
If there are any more memories left in Boston Garden, now is the time for them to come out from behind the pillars. Tonight's exhibition game between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens is the final event slated for the 67-year-old building. The banners will be taken down from the rafters Friday night and raised in the new arena Saturday. "It's time," Bruins Hall of Famer Bobby Orr said yesterday at a reception at the New England Sports Museum. "It's creaky, and we all get a little creaky.
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May 26, 1987 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
When you enter the building, you are greeted with the acrid smell of stale beer. The place has the dreary appearance of a medieval dungeon until you reach its heart, where the parquet floor lies. There, the boards creak eerily beneath your feet. Welcome to the Boston Garden. With all of its aesthetic shortcomings, this old building, dressed with banners honoring past champions and former stars, seems to haunt teams that enter it to challenge its inhabitants, the Boston Celtics.
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May 19, 2012 | BY MARK KRAM, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERYONE had written them off. The Sixers had just let a 3-1 series lead slip away in the 1982 NBA Eastern Conference Finals and now they faced Game 7 against the Celtics in Boston Garden, where the percentages said no one goes in and prevails. On top of that, history appeared to be repeating itself. Only a year before, the Sixers had allowed a 3-1 series advantage to slip away to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals in a Game 7 at Boston Garden. The agony of that collapse was accentuated by the widely held belief that both the Celtics and Sixers were a better team than the Houston Rockets, who had clinched the Western Conference crown.
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June 11, 1987 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer (United Press International contributed to this article.)
K. C. Jones was complaining about the officiating, Larry Bird was talking about a lack of mental toughness and the rest of the Boston Celtics were indicating that they might have let down at the worst time against the Los Angeles Lakers. That isn't typical playoff behavior for the defending world champion Celtics, a team with an infinite amount of pride, a team that surrenders only when the clock runs out. But then the Celtics haven't been involved in such an exercise in futility for a long time.
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April 20, 1995 | By B.G. Kelley
It was just four years ago when I was shooting around on the parquet floor of the Boston Garden with Larry Bird and Robert Parish and Kevin McHale during a Celtics practice. My eyes lifted to the heavens of this old building, and to the 16 championship flags and 17 (now 20) retired numbers of Boston Celtics greats responsible for those titles that were suspended from the rafters. A feeling of reverence surged into me. Indeed, I mused, if the Boston Garden is the cathedral of basketball, as its denizens claim, then the sounds of basketballs being dribbled all around me were like church bells.
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January 23, 1995 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Whoever picked through the trash dumpster outside Boston Garden yesterday - and you know somebody did - has a heck of a hat collection today. Red hats, green hats, blue hats. Hats with cartoons on them. Bruins hats. Celtics hats. Red Sox hats. They floated down from the cheering multitude and hit the ice like humongous mutant snowfakes. There were enough lids to fill two large garbage cans, and it took seven amused workers with three wide squeegees nearly six minutes to sweep the rink clean.
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January 23, 1993 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Gary Gait scored four goals last night, including two short-handed scores, to lead the Wings to a 12-9 victory over the Boston Blazers in a Major Indoor Lacrosse League game at Boston Garden.
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March 29, 1995 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Boston Garden's tarnished yellow brick is riddled with cracks and broken mortar, and soon the building will be replaced. Flyers' memories of it will live forever. "I always liked this building," said Flyers president and general manager Bob Clarke. "We got that goal here. We had The Streak here. Good games here. " Last night, the Flyers played their final regular-season game at Boston Garden. Next fall, FleetCenter opens just a slap shot from the 67-year-old Garden's rear doors.
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March 31, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
If you can't beat them, at least make them freeze. After Indiana defeated Boston, 103-99, last night and assured the Celtics of a home losing record for the first time in a quarter-century, the Pacers found only one working shower in the visitors' locker room at ancient Boston Garden - and it had ice-cold water. "It's freezing. That's a damn shame," Indiana's Byron Scott snapped after the Pacers won at Boston Garden for the first time since Nov. 24, 1990, and ended a four-game road losing streak.
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September 16, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
THE MORNINGS for Brett Brown begin at 5:45. Shortly after, he makes his way to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since Sept. 6, many of his players for the upcoming NBA season have assembled after the coach's arrival for workouts. Thursday, while on his way to the soon to be defunct practice facility, Brown was stopped at a red light. Distracted by his own thoughts momentarily, the 76ers' head coach didn't notice the light had changed to green. In the second it took him to realize, the driver behind him was already laying a heavy hand on his horn.
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September 16, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
THE MORNINGS for Brett Brown begin at 5:45. Shortly after, he makes his way to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since Sept. 6, many of his players for the upcoming NBA season have assembled after the coach's arrival for workouts. Thursday, while on his way to the soon to be defunct practice facility, Brown was stopped at a red light. Distracted by his own thoughts momentarily, the 76ers' head coach didn't notice the light had changed to green. In the second it took him to realize, the driver behind him was already laying a heavy hand on his horn.
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January 24, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Turn back the calendar to Nov. 25, the night when the 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics because the Sixers looked like a team that couldn't get out of its own way. They missed seven of their final eight shots after holding an 11-point lead with 6 minutes, 16 seconds remaining. They turned the ball over on six of seven late fourth-quarter possessions. They finished with 18 turnovers. The miscues doomed the Sixers in the 84-80 setback that marked their 26th consecutive loss, dating to March 27, to tie a U.S. professional sports record.
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April 6, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - The 76ers returned to the place of their last road victory and picked up another much-needed win. This time, they held on to beat the Boston Celtics, 111-102, at TD Garden. The Sixers improved to 17-59 and snapped a two-game losing streak with Friday night's victory. It was their second win in four games after losing the previous 26 contests. It also snapped their 13-game road losing streak since besting the Celtics on Jan. 29. "Any time you can come into someone else's building and get a win, it's big for us," said Thad Young, the Sixers power forward.
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January 31, 2014 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
IT WAS A reflective week for 76ers coach Brett Brown as he returned to his roots for the first time as an NBA head coach. A high school superstar in South Portland, Maine, he earned a scholarship and played 4 years at Boston University. So when Brown's team traveled to TD Garden for a meeting with the Celtics, the coach was inundated with ticket requests and overwhelmed with memories. He went for a jog and found himself running along the Charles River past his college. He recalled all the times as a youth when his dad would take him to the old Boston Garden to watch the legends of the game, and he couldn't help but think of the time he first played there while at BU. The always-honest Brown talked freely about his fond memories gathered in the New England area.
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January 31, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BOSTON - Just a couple hours north of Boston, in South Portland, Maine, 76ers coach Brett Brown is a legend. He built a bridge from Maine to Boston when he attended Boston University, playing for Rick Pitino after a storied high school career playing for his father, Bob Brown. So making his first trip to Boston as a head coach in the NBA was something quite special for many people. Brown said he had his parents and a plethora of friends in attendance last night and the memories were abundant.
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January 30, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brett Brown, then a curly-haired point guard at Boston University, used to spend his pregame warm-up pounding the basketball all over the old Boston Garden's parquet floor. The Sixers coach played at the arena a few times in college, mostly in holiday tournaments against other New England schools. But he attended enough Celtics games - seated about five feet from the roof - to know the irregularities in the arena's parquet floor. "I would just find the dead spots," said Brown, who grew up in Maine.
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January 15, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
OMAHA, NEB., the city that gave us Bob Gibson, Gale Sayers and Warren Buffet, was trending during the nationally televised Broncos-Chargers game thanks to Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning has a penchant for yelling "Omaha" during his snap count - something he did 44 times during Sunday's game. Ron Jaworski, Trent Dilfer and Tim Hasselbeck discussed the use of the word on ESPN yesterday. The ex-quarterbacks explained that it can have various meanings. On some teams it means kill the play called in the huddle and listen for an audible.
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November 9, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Toney, whose 76ers career was cut short by foot injuries, was inducted Thursday into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Toney was among 17 inductees in the ceremony at the Society Hill Sheraton, and arguably the most intriguing. An all-star on the 1982-83 championship team, Toney appeared in 70 or more games in his first five seasons from 1980-81 through 1984-85. Injuries limited him to just 87 games over his final three years. His career ended in 1987-88 with Toney playing just 29 games and averaging just 7.3 points.
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August 16, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
IF YOU'RE LOOKING to get a hold on what direction the 76ers are headed, newly named head coach Brett Brown put it pretty succinctly at the end of his news conference yesterday when he was introduced to the media at the Wells Fargo Center. "To come in here and see the interest . . . Everybody wants the same thing, that's what I see," Brown said. "I look out here and I see committed Philadelphia fans wanting to see a product that has a chance and that they can be proud of. I'm here to try to help grow it. I hope that everybody understands the level of patience that we're all going to have.
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July 5, 2013 | Associated Press
BOSTON - Butler's historic Hinkle Fieldhouse couldn't compete with the Boston Garden and all those NBA championship banners hanging from its rafters. The Boston Celtics hired Brad Stevens away from the school he led to back-to-back NCAA title games, putting the 36-year-old coach in charge of their rebuilding effort. Stevens had turned down offers from bigger college programs, but couldn't resist the lure of the NBA's most-decorated franchise. "There are some brands in sports, and in the world of basketball the Celtics are one of those," Butler athletic director Barry Collier said in an on-campus news conference on Wednesday night.
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