Fan Forum: Will Any NBA Team Ever Match or Surpass the 1986 Celtics’ 40-1 Home Record?


November 19, 2010

Fan Forum: Will Any NBA Team Ever Match or Surpass the 1986 Celtics' 40-1 Home Record? Saying that the Celtics had home-court advantage at the old Boston Garden would be a severe understatement.

Whether it's the sweltering heat or lack thereof in the visiting locker room's showers, opponents dreaded playing at the North End building.

The Celtics went 67-15 during the 1985-86 regular season, including a 40-1 record at the Boston Garden. They also went a perfect 10-0 at the Garden in the playoffs en route to another NBA title. Their only regular-season home loss occurred on Dec. 6, 1985, to the Portland Trail Blazers, by a score of 121?103.

This year, the C's are off to a 5-0 home record — as are the Golden State Warriors. The Bulls, Nuggets, Blazers, Lakers and Spurs all have just one home loss as of Friday morning. The Heat, who were supposed to go undefeated for the next few years, are 5-2 at home and 7-4 overall.

Will any NBA team ever match or surpass the 1986 Celtics' 40-1 home record?online survey

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