But in this photo taken at the Boston Garden in 1963, Bob Pettit and Cliff Hagan reflect on the bench in the closing moments of a blowout loss to the Celtics of Russell, the Jones boys (Sam and K.C.) and all the others in green that gave the Hawks fits in the 50’s and 60’s.
In the Hawks only bad season in St. Louis, Pettit still averaged 31.1 points per game, was a tenacious defender and as shown here, always ready to crash the boards. Remember the Chicago Packers? How about big number 34 of the Hawks, Clyde Lovellette??