IT goes for 38 vs. Rockets; Celtics maintain Knicks to 46 factors

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On today in Boston Celtics historical past, the storied franchise set a file for the ages by holding their opponent on the night time to the fourth-lowest rating of their ball membership’s seven-plus a long time of existence.

That file could be set within the crew’s very first season of existence (1946-47) — by the way, additionally the primary season of the Basketball Affiliation of America (BAA, a precursor league to the NBA) — in a sport that was performed simply two days after Boston set a file for the second-lowest rating an opponent was held to, a 48-43 win over the (now defunct) Pittsburgh Ironmen.

The Celtics almost duplicated the feat in a 52-46 win over the New York Knicks on Jan. 25, 1947.

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Boston was led by 17 factors from ahead Al Brightman, with large man Connie Simmons chipping in 16 extra.

Just one participant on New York’s roster broke double digits with a dozen factors, that being ahead Bud Palmer.

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It’s also the date of a 38-point efficiency from Celtic level guard Isaiah Thomas on this date in 2017.

IT additionally pulled down 5 rebounds and dished out 9 assists within the 120-109 house win over the Houston Rockets for the most effective all-around regular-season video games of his profession.

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