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Havlicek sets career, team record

Updated: March 26, 2002, 10:43 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

April 1, 1973

John Havlicek's on fire. The 11-year veteran scores 54 points, a career high and a Celtics' playoff record, in a 134-109 rout of the Atlanta Hawks in the opening game of the first round in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The amazing thing about Hondo's performance is that he gets his points strictly from the flow of the game.

"The only time we ran a specific play for him was the basket that broke 50," says Celtics coach Tom Heinsohn. A back-door pass ...

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