In honor of the Celtics making it to the playoffs this year, this week’s photo is of the team playing the New York Knicks back in 1972, just a few years before the famous Larry Bird came along.
Did you know that our team itself is historic? The Celtics were actually founded in 1946 as one of the original eight NBA teams. They also have the most championships in NBA history – coming in at a total of 17 currently.
This photo also shows the Garden’s old interior, which looks a bit different than it does today. That’s because the renovation we’re familiar with did not take place until the 90s. Read more on our previous coverage of TD Garden.
Tune in on Thursday’s to view our featured neighborhood photo from back in the day! Submit your historical photos by tagging @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.