June 14, 2021

1986 Boston Celtics

One of Boston's most memorable moments of the 1980s was when the Boston Celtics won the NBA championship in the Boston Gardens. They won in 1981, 1983 and in 1986. The 1986 season was their sweet sixteen-team championship and some say it was the sweetest one.

This would be the last championship for the big 3: Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish.

If you weren't in the Boston Garden that afternoon, you likely listen to the play by play done by legendary Johnny Most.

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Series Recap

In my audiotape collection, I found a tape where I recorded the start of the 1987 season on WRKO radio. In that broadcast, they did a recap of the challenges of the 1986 Playoffs. This clip features some amazing calls by Johnny Most.

The quality of the clip isn't all that great. I was living in Concord, Massachusetts at the time and the WRKO signal wasn't that strong. You can hear some static. It isn't that bad. I think it gives it a classic radio sound.

Listen to the final four minutes of the broadcast. Close your eyes and for a moment pretend you are back in 1986.

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Listen to Glenn Ordway and Johnny Most recall the final moments of the 1986 season.

Full Recap

The full recap is nearly 14-minutes long and 18 MB.

If you're a diehard Celtics fan and have any interest in it, let me know via the feedback form.

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