Nov. 5, 1977

The Celtics fell to Denver, 109-107, dropping their record to 1-7. It was their fourth straight loss.

In the coming weeks, Tommy Heinsohn would lose his job as coach.

As for the Bruins, they stood at 3-4-3 and looked a bit too lackadaisical to coach Don Cherry in a 4-1 loss to Buffalo two nights earlier.

“In games we’re pressing. In practices, we’re loose,” Cherry said at a practice, according to the Boston Globe. Asked if he had let loose with a tirade to jar the Bruins, he said no.

“When things are going bad I don’t blow up, unless they’re not trying.”

The Bruins would quickly recover.

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