Jan. 25, 1958

Tommy Heinsohn scored 27 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to lead the Celtics in a 125-104 win over the New York Knickerbockers at Boston Madison Square Garden.

Forgive the urge to lob the original name of the Garden when it was built in 1927 by Tex Rickard, who owned the old New York Madison Square Garden.

Before the game, Knicks coach Vince Boryla learned he had been fined $325 – then the second-largest fine in NBA history – for charging referee Lou Eisenstein in a game two weeks earlier.

The Celtics’ win was the first game of a doubleheader. In the nightcap, the Harlem Magicians, who defeated the New England Collegians, 64-41. The Magicians shared only their proclaimed home with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Walter Brown, owner of the Celtics and the Boston Garden, wasn’t shy about using both acts to get a few more folks through the turnstiles. On this night, a crowd of 9,112 turned out.

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