Classic Celtics schedule: When to watch memorable C's games on NBC Sports Boston


If you're like us, you're having serious basketball withdrawals right now. You want nothing more than to watch the Boston Celtics in action.

That's where NBC Sports Boston comes in.

With the NBA on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're filling the basketball void by replaying some of the best Celtics games in recent memory.

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You may have caught Larry Bird battling Magic Johnson in Game 7 of the 1984 NBA Finals, or Terry Rozier and Co. toppling the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018 NBA playoffs.

Our "Classic Celtics" series rolls on through the end of May with more great C's games, starting with Boston's series-clincher against the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1981 Eastern Conference Finals.

Each broadcast lasts two hours, allowing you to get your Celtics fix while still practicing social distancing.

Check out the full Classic Celtics schedule, with more details on each game below:

Championship Week

Monday, May 18: Celtics vs. 76ers, 1981 Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 
The Celtics overcome a 3-1 series deficit in the East Finals defeat the 76ers and advance to the 1981 NBA Finals.

Tuesday, May 19: Celtics vs. Rockets, 1981 NBA Finals Game 6
Larry Bird and the Celtics dispatch the Rockets to win their 14th NBA title.

Wednesday, May 20: Celtics vs. Lakers, 1984 NBA Finals Game 7
Bird outduels rival Magic Johnson in this classic Game 7 to help the Celtics win their 15th NBA title.

Thursday, May 21: Celtics vs. Rockets, 1986 NBA Finals Game 6
The Celtics cap off one of their best seasons in franchise history by winning their 16th championship and second in the last three years.

Friday, May 22: Celtics vs. Lakers, 2008 NBA Finals Game 6
The "Big Three" of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen end Boston's 22-year title drought to help raise Banner 17.

'Iconic Moments' Week

Monday, May 25: Celtics vs. Pacers, 1991 First Round Game 5
Larry Bird returns from injuring his cheek in the first half to lead the Celtics to a playoff victory over the Indiana Pacers.   

Tuesday, May 26: Celtics vs. Lakers, 2008 NBA Finals Game 1
The Celtics set the tone against the rival Lakers at TD Garden. 

Wednesday, May 27: Celtics vs. Pistons, 1987 Eastern Conference Finals Game 5
Larry Bird steals the game, literally, for the Celtics in a pivotal Game 5.   

Thursday, May 28: Celtics vs. Lakers, 1984 NBA Finals Game 2
Gerald Henderson steals James Worthy’s inbounds pass with 13 seconds left in the game to tie it, and the Celtics win in overtime to tie the series.  

Friday, May 29: Celtics vs. Suns, 1976 NBA Finals Game 5 
In what many call "the greatest game ever played," the Celtics outlast the Suns in three overtimes.

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