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GREEN DREAM: CELTICS WIN NBA TITLE

After 22 long years, the NBA Title is coming back to Boston. The Celtics jumped out fast and never looked back Tuesday night, embarrassing the Lakers 131-92 in Game 6 to claim the franchise’s 17th NBA Title.

The vaunted Celtics defense stepped up huge, keeping the Lakers at bay throughout most of the game, holding the Western Conference champs to just 35 first half points. Kobe Bryant started quick in the first quarter but after starting 4 of 5, he only scored one field goal in the next two full quarters of play.

Paul Pierce (17 points, 10 assists) was named Finals MVP after playing outstanding in all but one game in the series. Pierce is the only holdover from when Danny Ainge took over in 2003 and he enjoyed an emotional three-man hug with Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers as the Big 3 exited with four minutes remaining in the game.

Kevin Garnett – who was called a “fake franchise player” by a columnist at the New York Post – had a monster game, scoring 26 points and pulling down 13 boards. Ray Allen tied an NBA Finals record with seven three pointers to tally 26 points of his own.

Rajon Rondo had his best game of the playoffs as he was a terror all night scoring 21 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and a near-NBA Finals record six steals.

Doc Rivers claims his first title as an NBA head coach and keeps Phil Jackson from claiming his tenth NBA title.

SOAK IT UP BOSTON, AFTER A 24-WIN SEASON A YEAR AGO, YOUR CELTICS ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE NBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 comments for “GREEN DREAM: CELTICS WIN NBA TITLE”

  1. DOMINATION!

    Posted by Chris | June 18, 2008, 12:02 am
  2. The Celtics ABSOLUTELY BEAT LA!

    Horrible defensive effort by the Lakers in the biggest game of the season…

    Posted by KC | June 18, 2008, 3:37 am
  3. Building a dream team doesn’t guarantee a title (see the Lakers adding Karl Malone, for example), but I think we knew we had something special. There were a lot of question marks opening the season despite the acquisitions (Ronda / PG depth, Perkins, the bench, etc), but this team grew together as a unit over the season. This team was so hungry for the title, looking better with each series. After the awful last season, then not getting the #1 or #2 pick in the draft, then not getting KG initially (and being assessed as not even worthy of his talent) to this is just amazing. Enjoy this sweet victory!

    Posted by Mike | June 18, 2008, 6:37 am
  4. Hard to imagine a more delightful ending to the playoffs – utter destruction of the Lakers and a huge dose of reality for all those pundits who said the West will kill the East in the end. An amazing 4 quarter effort by the C’s as they simply dismantled Kobe and his second rate supporting cast. If I’m not mistaken, L.A. played a total of eight games this season against the Celts, and lost six of them, which pretty much reflects what the Celts did to the West as a whole this year.

    It’s been 22 years since I felt this happy at the end of a basketball season, and after watching 110 games on television this year, I plan to celebrate!! Go Celtics!!

    Posted by Ken | June 18, 2008, 4:04 pm
  5. God Bless this team, this city, these fans. WE TRULY RULE THE SPORTS WORLD!!

    http://www.wickedpissadude.com

    Posted by Wicked Pissa Dude | June 19, 2008, 11:32 am

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