Boston Celtics win 17th NBA championship
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
|Los Angeles Lakers||92||131||Boston Celtics|
After 22 years of waiting, the Boston Celtics have won their 17th National Basketball Association championship, adding to the 16 that already hang from the rafters of the TD Banknorth Garden and before that, the old Boston Garden.
The Celtics won the game 131 to 92 and won the series with 4 wins over their old rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers' 2. The game was highlighted by Ray Allen's seven 3-pointers, tying the NBA Finals single game record, as well as the Celtics 18 steals, easily a single game record also. Paul Pierce has been chosen series MVP.
The season is noted for the biggest single-season turnaround in NBA history as the last Celtics season was considered to be one of the worst in franchise history.
- Gary Dzen. "Celtics, 131-92 (final)" — , June 17, 2008
- Associated Press. "Big 3 leads Boston to big win and a 17th NBA title" — , June 18, 2008
- Jonathan Abrams. "Celtics pound the Lakers to win 17th NBA title" — , June 17, 2008
- Associated Press. "Celtics smash Lakers, bring home 17th NBA championship" — , June 17, 2008
- Tom Withers. "Celtics wins 17th NBA title with 131-92 rout of Lakers" — , June 17, 2008
- Howard Beck. "Banner Night in Boston as Celtics Rout Lakers" — , June 18, 2008
- Ken Berger. "Celtics win NBA title after dominant Game 6 victory" — , June 18, 2008
- Robert Asahina. "Celtics Crush Lakers, 131-92, for NBA Championship" — , June 17, 2008