Pro Basketball, Golf: Old Math


One plus four does not necessarily equal five, as the Boston Celtics proved last week. Bedeviled by injuries, belittled by sportswriters, the perennial champions (seven straight years) of the National Basketball Association walloped the Philadelphia 76ers in the finals of the Eastern Division playoffs, thereby winning the right to meet the Los Angeles Lakers for the N.B.A. title, and demonstrating once again that Wilt Chamberlain is not the best basketball team in the world.

Boston Guard K. C. Jones was wearing so much adhesive tape that he looked like a fourth dynasty mummy. Forward Sam Jones was suffering from...

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