Historical Box Scores

Welcome to Celtics.com's Historical Box Scores page, where you can find a plethora of official box scores from some of the most memorable games in the Boston Celtics' storied history. This database of box scores (.pdf format) will continue to grow through time and will be broken into several categories, ranging from key individual games to franchise records to Finals games against the Lakers.

Rajon Rondo

Triple-Double Games

First career triple-double: In his short time in the league, Rajon Rondo has already crept into second place on Boston's all-time triple-doubles list. He trails only Larry Bird in this category. Rondo's first career triple-double arrived on Dec. 3, 2008, against the Indiana Pacers in TD Banknorth Garden. And it was a monster performance.
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Highest rebounding triple-double: On May 9, 2010, Rondo attacked the glass (among other things) with a vengeance against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. He grabbed 18 boards in the game. Boston would go on to win the series and eventually fall to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
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Highest scoring triple-double: Against one of the top defenses in the league, Rondo went off for his career high scoring total during a triple-double when he dropped 32 points on the Chicago Bulls on Feb. 12, 2012. Derrick Rose missed that game, and Rondo took advantage.
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Rajon Rondo, Jeremy Lin

Rajon Rondo put together a historic triple-double against Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks on March 4, 2012.
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Highest assisting triple-double: Rondo loves to play against the New York Knicks. At least his stats tell us so. He recorded his career high in assists against New York on Oct. 29, 2010, in a 24-assist effort in TD Garden.
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Rondo's triple-doubles with at least 20 assists:
As you learned above, Rondo had a pretty darn good game against the Knicks on Oct. 29, 2010. Rondo dished out a career-high 24 dimes in that contest in the midst of the hottest start to a season that any point guard had ever experienced in the NBA.
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Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs got a taste of a 20-spot from Rondo's passing when they took on Boston on Jan. 5, 2011. Rondo dominated the matchup between two of the league's premier floor generals, totaling more than four-times as many assists as Parker.
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Remember what we said about Rondo and the Knicks? Yeah, it happened again in Game 3 of the teams' first-round series of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Rondo dropped in another triple-double on New York in Madison Square Garden, and he totaled more assists in this game than the entire Knicks team did.
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Another game against Knicks, another triple-double. In what might be the most impressive performance of Rondo's short career, he reached a feat that only two other players in the history of the league, Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain, had reached before. That feat was scoring at least 15 points, grabbing at least 15 rebounds and dishing at least 20 assists in a single game. Rondo did it, and he did it with ease. The fact that he was playing against the out-of-nowhere phenom from New York, Jeremy Lin, might have had something to do with it.
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Boston's only loss: When Rondo strings together a triple-double, the Celtics win. Well, with the exception of this game. In Game 4 of one of the best first-round series in NBA Playoffs history, Boston fell 121-118 to the Chicago Bulls despite Rondo's big triple-double. Rondo outperformed Derrick Rose, who eventually became a league MVP, but the Celtics didn't have enough firepower to outlast the Bulls in double-overtime.
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Celtics vs. Lakers Games

1984 NBA Finals - Game 4

The Celtics marched into Los Angeles on June 6, 1984, in a must-win situation trailing 2-1 in the series. They more than lived up to expectations. In an overtime thriller that Boston won 129-125, Larry Bird scored 29 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, and Kevin McHale clotheslined Kurt Rambis during a play that goes down in history as one of the most important fouls ever committed.
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Larry Bird

Highest-Scoring Games

On March 12, 1985, Bird recorded the highest-scoring game of his career with 60 points. In the process, he also set a franchise record for most field goals made in a single game. Dominique Wilkins scored 36 points for the Hawks in one of these two superstars' top battles, but the C's outlasted the Hawks 126-115.
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Larry Bird, Dominique Wilkins

Larry Bird had several memorable games against Dominique Wilkins and the Hawks, including his career-high 60-point game on March 12, 1985.
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The shooting wizard makes 21 of his 30 field goal attempts and all 11 of his free throw attempts en route to 53 points, which was the second-highest scoring game of his career.
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Bird reaches the half-century mark, right on the dot, with two 50-point games in the late 80s.
First, against the Dallas Mavericks in 1986, he scored 50 points and also finished the game with a double-double thanks to his 11 rebounds.
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In 1989, Bird dropped 50 points on Wilkins and the Atlanta Hawks and nearly recorded a triple-double. He finished the game with 50 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and nearly shot perfectly on the day.
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The Left-Handed Game

We've seen players take free throws with their eyes closed, centers orchestrate fast breaks, and plenty of other attempts at showing off how truly talented players are. None of them, however, come close to touching Larry Bird's famed Left-Handed Game.

Having won 14 of 15 games heading into Portland on Feb. 14, 1986, legend has it that Bird became a bit bored with making those wins look so easy. So what did he do? He played left-handed. That's correct; the right-handed forward chose to shoot the ball left-handed throughout the contest, mostly with shots anywhere around the paint. However, only astute onlookers would have realized this in the midst of the game. Why, you might ask? Well, because Bird still managed to pour in 47 points, sent the game to overtime and then drilled the game-winner in OT. Not bad.

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His First Game

Do you remember when Larry Bird made his NBA debut? Not many do, so this box score will be plenty useful. Bird made his debut with the Celtics on Oct. 12, 1979, in the Boston Garden. It wasn't one of the greatest games of his career, but as a first-time NBAer, he still managed to put up a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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Franchise Record FGM Game

He had already set this franchise record once in his career, but Bird decided to do it again. He matched his 22 made field goals from his career-high 60-point game by making another 22 against the New York Knicks in the Garden. In this game, he managed to score 47 points while attempting only five free throws.

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Triple-Double Games

Bird notched his first of 69 career triple-doubles on Nov. 13, 1979, against the Detroit Pistons in just his 14th career game. His rebound total of 19 in this game was just two shy of his career high.

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Usually when players are just months away from the end of their career, they aren't exactly dominating their opponents. Bird bucks that trend. In mid-March of his final season, Bird accumulated the highest point total of any of his 69 career triple-doubles by racking up 49 points on Portland. This was the final triple-double of his career.

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Bird-Dominique Game

In Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Bird and Dominique went head-to-head and put on a show. Although Wilkins scored a game-high 47 points, Bird had the last laugh by driving past Atlanta's superstar for the bucket that sealed Boston's victory. Bird finished the game with 34 points, 20 of which came in fourth period alone.

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Dr. J Fight Game

Bird scores 42 points against the 76ers - in less than three quarters. He and Julius Erving, who was frustrated while in the midst of a six-point, 3-of-13 shooting performance, tangled in a fight and were both ejected with 1:38 remaining in the third quarter. If not for the ejection, Bird may have finished with a career-high scoring day. Erving? Not so much...

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- Marc D'Amico