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Feb. 22, 1963

Feb. 22, 1963 Bill Russell caused a scare in countless hearts by hitting the deck and losing consciousness for four minutes. Battling San Francisco Warriors big man Willie Naulls, Russell landed on the hardwood hard enough to knock himself out. It is not known whether Celtics radio legend Johnny Most accused Naulls of unleashing the cheapest of cheap shots on the Boston center. There were some muscle tussles to get Most’s blood pumping. In the third quarter Jim Loscutoff bolted from the Boston bench and onto the floor when Clyde Lovellette and Wilt Chamberlain began mixing it ...

Dec. 27, 1962

Dec. 27, 1962 Squeezing in a basketball game during the Garden’s Christmas week Ice Capades extravaganza, the Celtics topped the Warriors, 119-116, before 13,302. Wilt Chamberlain scored 43 points and had 32 rebounds. But, as often happened against the Celtics, Chamberlain couldn’t hoist his teammates onto his shoulders. Sam Jones scored 19 to lead the Celtics, with Tommy Heinsohn scoring 19 points in in just 26 minutes on the floor. Satch Sanders had 14 points. John Havlicek’s assignment for the day was to hold Willie Naulls in check and he succeeded, holding him scoreless down the stretch. ...

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