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Shocked by old Saint Knicks

1985-86 Celtics bottomed out at MSG on X-mas but rebounded to seize 16th title

Updated: December 25, 2011, 2:02 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

Christmas Day, Madison Square Garden, 1985.

"I don't remember that game," said Danny Ainge, then a starting guard on the Boston Celtics. "Wait. Was that the game where we blew a 25-point lead and lost?"

Indeed it was.

Twenty-six years later, the Celtics return to the World's Most Famous Arena for a Christmas Day meeting with the New York Knicks, the first since 1985. Back then, it was Game No. 28 in an 82-game schedule. In 2011, it will be Game 1 of a 66-game schedule. It will ...

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