Game 4, 1969
With three seconds to go, Sam Jones fired an off-balance shot over Wilt Chamberlain and watched the ball bounce once on the rim, hit the back of the rim and through the basket. The shot gave Boston an 89-88 victory and tied the series at 2-2. Laker guard Jerry West later summed up the events as simply, “the Lord’s will.”
Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics weeps with joy on the bench after playing 47 out of 48 minutes against the St. Louis Hawks at Boston Garden, April 9, 1960. The Celtics defeated the Hawks, 122-103, to win their third National Basketball Association Championship in four years.
Rondo's good deed
Rondo participated in a Make-A-Wish Foundation event that left a family from Illinois with a lifelong memory. The captain hosted 15-year-old Brady Benson after practice Friday.
Benson, who is battling leukemia, had told the national foundation last year that his dream was to spend time with Rondo. After practice, Rondo brought Benson into a team video session. Benson and his family had watched practice, and he and Rondo later shot baskets.
Rondo made sure to lay on the swag as well. In addition to giving Benson an autographed pair of his sneakers, Rondo presented the teenager with a Celtics duffel bag full of team merchandise.