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Lakers Draw Small Crowd for Celtics Game

December 5, 2010 |  4:23 am

  Dec. 5, 1960, Lakers  

Dec. 5, 1960: The Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics, 113-103 at the Sports Arena but the statistic that jumped out was the attendance.

The Times' headline noted the presence of 9,224 fans at the Sports Arena, an unthinkably small number by today's Laker standards.

Perhaps the game wasn't sold out because the teams were playing the following night again. The Lakers and Celtics in a back-to-back series? I know the league was trying to save teams travel costs but that's just incredible.

--Keith Thursby