March 27, 1948

Two years after its birth, the Basketball Association of America (soon to be known as the National Basketball Association) continued learning to put one sneaker in front of the other, crawling along into its playoffs.

Ditto for the Boston Celtics.

Because the Chicago Stadium was booked, the Chicago Stags could play no home games in its playoff series with the C’s.

Celtics owner Walter Brown – who also served as president of the Boston Garden Corp. – was pleased to announce that the best-of-three series would be played exclusively in Boston – at the Boston Arena. The Arena, now owned by Northeastern University, seated less than half as many fans as the Garden.

The homeless Stags won the series in three games.

The attendance for the three games: 2,842, 2,477, and 3,674.

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