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Layup: What Celtic finished second in three-point percentage and third in triples made in the first season the trey was a new NBA rule? (*Bonus: what season was it?)
A) Jeff Judkins B) Chris Ford
Dunk: Which Boston sharpshooter sank all 11 of his field goal attempts in Game 1 of the 1985 Finals, leading to a 148-114 shellacking of the Lakers?
A) Danny Ainge B) Scott Wedman
Free throw: What Celtic led the NBA in field goal percentage in 1979-80?
A) Dave Cowens B) Rick Robey C) Cedric Maxwell
Free throw: Which former Laker hit a 15-footer late in Game 7 of the 1969 Finals to burn his old team and provide the final margin of victory in a dramatic 108-106 Celtic win?
A) Larry Siegfried B) Don Nelson C) Bailey Howell
Jump shot: What Celtic led the NBA in foul shooting twice in the 1960s?
A) Bill Sharman B) Larry Siegfried C) Don Nelson
D) Sam Jones
Jump shot: What Celtic was a perfect 9-0 in Game 7s and averaged 27 points a game in those do-or-die contests?
in the corner on the ensuing play for an extra point
A) Bill Sharman B) Bill Russell C) Sam Jones
D) Tom Heinsohn
Hook shot: What Celtic was 1956-57 NBA Rookie of the Year and won a total of 10 titles with Boston as a player and coach?
A) KC Jones B) Tom Heinsohn C) Frank Ramsey D) Bill Russell
3-pointer: What Celtic forward averaged 16.7 points on 50 percent field goal shooting, while pulling down 8.4 rebounds per game for Boston from 1993-97?*what number did he wear
A) Xavier McDaniel B) Antoine Walker C) Ed Pinckney
D) Dino Radja E) Eric Williams
3-pointer: Which Celtic became the first player in league history to lead an NBA team over a season in total points, rebounds, assists, blocked shots and steals in 1977-78?
A) Dave Cowens B) John Havlicek C) JoJo White
D) Charlie Scott E) Sidney Wicks
20 points is the highest possible score; extra points only apply if the correct answer is given first.
Layup-B) Chris Ford finished second in three-point percentage (42.7) and third in triples made (70) during the first season the home run shot was introduced into the NBA in *1979-80.
Rookie Larry Bird finished third in three-point accuracy at 40.6 on 58-143 triple tries. "Downtown" Freddie Brown of Seattle led the NBA at 44.3 percent, but made only 39 treys.
Judkins, a good-shooting 6-6 swingman reserve from Utah, sank 11 of his 27 three-point tries that season, good for 40.7 accuracy.
Dunk-B) Sweet-shooting Scott Wedman, a two-time All-Star forward with Kansas City, came off the Boston bench to drain all 11 of his field goal attempts (including four three-pointers) in Game 1 of the 1985 Finals. His 26 points helped lead Boston to a 148-114 whipping of the Lakers, and the blowout became known as the Memorial Day Massacre.
Free throw-C) Cedric Maxwell, a 6-8.5 forward with unorthodox but effective inside moves, led the NBA in field goal percentage in 1979-80 at a 60.9 accuracy clip. He nosed out 7-2 league MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Lakers, who shot 60.4 from the field.
Free throw-B) Don Nelson, a Laker castoff, hit a 15-footer that bounced high off the back rim and into the basket late in game 7 of the 1969 Finals to provide the final margin of victory in a dramatic 108-106 Celtic win.
The cerebral Nellie, a sharpshooting 6-6 forward and future coaching great, also led the NBA in field goal shooting in 1974-75 at 54 percent - at age 35 in his 13th and penultimate season.
Jump shot-B) Underrated guard Larry Siegfried led the NBA in foul shooting twice in the 1960s. He shot a league-best 88.1 percent at the line in 1965-66, and 86.4 percent in 1968-69 as he averaged a career-best 14.2 ppg.
Siegfried shot 85.5 percent from the charity stripe for Boston from 1963-70, and averaged 11.6 ppg for five Celtic title teams. Sharman led the NBA in foul shooting seven times, but only once in the 1960s. In his last season of 1960-61, he canned an incredible, league-high 92.1 percent from the foul line.
Jump shot-C) Clutch guard Sam Jones never lost in nine playoff seventh games and averaged 27 points a game in those win or go home contests. Bill Russell called Sam the "real Mr. Clutch."
Hook shot-B) Tom Heinsohn beat out Russell (who missed half the season due to playing in the Olympics) to win the 1956-57 NBA Rookie of the Year award. He won a total of eight titles in nine seasons with Boston as a player, and captured two more as coach of the Celtics in 1974 and 1976.
3-pointer-D) Dino Radja, a 6-10 Yugoslavian import, averaged 16.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for Boston from 1993-97. In his best season of 1995-96, he averaged 19.7 points and 9.8 rebounds a game. He wore number 40* but struggled with injuries his last two seasons.
3-pointer-A) Amazing Dave Cowens became the first player in league history to lead his team in total points (1,435/18.6 avg.), rebounds (1,078/14.0), assists (351/4.6), blocked shots (67/0.9) and steals (102/1.3) over a season in 1977-78.
He also shot 49 percent from the floor and 84.2 percent from the foul line, but the aging Celtics were just 32-50 in Havlicek's last season.
Cowens started the 1978 All-Star Game for the East but was nosed out for all-league honors by NBA MVP Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that season.
Dave scored 14 points on 7-9 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds with five assists in the 1978 All-Star Game, his sixth and last showing in the mid-season classic. He was chosen two other times, including 1980, but missed those times due to injury and an excused absence.
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