Posted on: October 24, 2008 11:20 am
Edited on: October 27, 2008 8:00 pm
 

2007-08 NBA Flashback

Did you know that.....

 

  • Washington Wizards were the only team that had defeated the defending NBA champion Boston Celtics at least 3 times in a single season.
  • The Wizards (3-1) and Orlando Magic (2-1) were the only two teams to win the season series against the league-best Celtics.
  • Denver Nuggets finally became the first West team to defeat the Celtics after the Celtics went 16-0 versus the Western Conference teams.
  • Utah Jazz were the only West team to defeat the Celtics at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston.
  • The Nuggets, Jazz, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Hornets were the only 5 teams to defeat the Celtics, who finished the best 25-5 record versus the West teams.
  • Fourth-seeded 45-win Cleveland Cavaliers blew the top-seeded 66-win Celtics out by 24 points (108-84) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
  • Chicago Bulls (3-1) and Sacramento Kings (2-0) were surprisingly the only two losing (sub-50%) teams to win the season series against the 59-win Detroit Pistons.
  • Milwaukee Bucks, a non-playoff losing team with only 26 wins, surprisingly won the 3-1 season series against the playoff-qualified Cavaliers.
  • New York Knicks finished the worst 3-27 record and went winless 0-15 on the road versus the Western Conference teams.   All 3 wins were versus the Northwest Division teams (Jazz, Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves) at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • The Jazz, Suns and Houston Rockets were the only 3 winning (over-50%) teams that the league-worst 15-win Miami Heat defeated once apiece.
  • The Rockets set the NBA’s all-time second longest 22-game winning streak, surpassing the 1970-71 Bucks’ 20-game winning streak.
  • The Warriors handed the severely seven-player short-handed Heat its largest defeat of a dismal season (134-99) on March 7, 2008.
  • The Hornets finally clinched its first division championship in the 20-year-old franchise history.
  • The Western Conference became the first conference ever to feature all top eight 50-win teams bouncing to the playoffs in the NBA history.
  • The Nuggets became the first 50-win team ever to get swept in the first round playoff.
  • Atlanta Hawks were the only team remaining undefeated at home (3-0) in the 2008 NBA postseason.
  • The Celtics became the first 65-win team ever to fail a first-round sweep of a losing team with fewer than 40 wins (37-win Hawks) in the NBA playoff history.
  • The Celtics went winless on the road (0-6) in the first two playoff rounds en route to the championship.
  • The meanest Celtics embarrassingly humiliated the good Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals: 24-point collapse in Game 4 and 39-point blowout (131-92) in decisive Game 6.
  • The Celtics ended up playing in 26 playoff games, 2 games short of a full-length postseason of 28, breaking the old 25-game record of the 1994 New York Knicks by one game for the NBA’s record of most postseason games in a single season played by a single team.
 
 
 
 
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