By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
Welcome to Monday, everyone, as well as the second day of a brand new week – yippee!
It is a VERY rainy day today here in Boston, so please make sure to stay inside, play a game (if you can) and do some reading. And also, start your day with a walk down memory lane with a brand new ‘On This Date in History.’
Be well, stay safe, and remember to smile, everyone!
On This Date in History: Monday, April 13th, 2020
- 1957: The Boston Celtics won their first-ever NBA Championship by beating the St. Louis Hawks, 125-123, in double-overtime.
The win occurred during the seventh and final game of the series, which took place in Boston.
Tom Heinsohn concluded the game with a double-double of 37 points and 23 rebounds while Bill Russell added 19 points and 32 caroms.
- 1986: The Boston Celtics won their regular-season finale against the New Jersey Nets by a score of 135-107.
Larry Bird led the Green and White with 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting while Kevin McHale contributed 24 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal.
Boston would go onto win the 1986 NBAChampionship weeks later against the Houston Rockets.
- 1997: The Hartford Whalers played their final game against the Tampa Bay Lightning before becoming the Carolina Hurricanes the following season. Hartford beat Tampa Bay, 2-1, in their final contest, thanks to goals from Glen Wesley and Kevin Dineen.
- 1997: Tiger Woods won his first major championship on the final day of the 61st Masters Tournament by defeating runner-up Tom Kite by twelve strokes.
- 2004: Barry Bonds hit his 661st career home run – the long ball occurred off a pitch from Ben Ford of the Milwaukee Brewers.
- 2019: The Boston Bruins evened their opening-round postseason series with the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 4-1. Boston, as most fans know, would go onto win the series ten days later before advancing to the Stanley Cup weeks later.