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Back to the Finals in ’63
Date: April 10, 1963
The Celtics celebrated with Coach Red Auerbach after defeating the Cincinnati Royals, 142-131, in Game 7 of the 1963 Eastern Division Finals. Bob Cousy, who would retire at the end of the season, tallied 16 assists, but it was Sam Jones who stole the show. Journalist Leonard Koppett wrote that Jones was “hitting jump shots like a 6-foot-4-inch slot machine.” He ended up with 47 points.
( C ) NBA/Celtics, photo by the Boston Globe