John Havlicek Rumors
Murray and Mitchell took the record away from Jerry West and John Havlicek, who, in fairness, had their own unbelievable shootout with slightly higher stakes at hand, in the 1969 Finals. The two Hall-of-Fame ball-handlers combined for 463 points in that series, 12 fewer than what Murray and Mitchell just put up. The other highest-scoring playoff series duos all likewise took place in the 1960s and ’70s – Bob McAdoo and Elvin Hayes in the 1975 conference semifinals (461 points), Elgin Baylor and Bob Pettit in the 1961 division finals (461 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rick Barry in the 1977 conference finals (450 points).
Tom Westerholm: Somebody just hung up a photo of John Havlicek above Gregg Popovich, who always wants to do pre-game availability under Havlicek in Boston. Lonnie Walker was walking by. “That’s not you.” Popovich to Walker: “That’s how you should play. I’ll show you some film later.”
Justin Kubatko: The @Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic is just the fifth player in NBA history to produce totals of at least 150 points, 50 rebounds, and 50 assists in his first six games of a season. The others to do so are Oscar Robertson (4x), Russell Westbrook (2x), John Havlicek, and LeBron James.
A Memorial Service will be underway, to remember Bridgeport High School Alumnus and NBA Legend John Havlicek, who passed away in April at the age of 79.