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Congrats to Celtics – 2008 NBA Champs

June 17th, 2008 by aswitzer

Paul Pierce celebrates with the 2008 O\'Brian TrophyThe Boston Celtics just completed a stunning rout of the Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Lakers in the 6th and final game of the 2008 NBA Finals. The Celtics won – 131-92.

This game was not close after the first quarter and actually broke several records for largest margin of victory in a closeout game, and 2nd largest margin of victory ever in the NBA Finals – 39 points. Ray Allen also tied an NBA Finals game record with 7 made 3-pointers, and a record 22 made in the Finals overall.

What happened to the Lakers, a team that steamrolled thru the tough Western Conference, including a sweep of our Denver Nuggets? The best player in the NBA was no match for the best team. Boston had their big three, who all contributed at different times during the Finals, smothering team defense, and an energetic and effective bench – in the end, it was way more than the Lakers could handle.

So, congrats to Boston, and bring on the 2008-2009 season this Fall!

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2 Responses to “Congrats to Celtics – 2008 NBA Champs”

  1. Wavatar Man Langstaff Says:

    Can the Celtics make a serious run for the NBA championship? After their game against the Pistons I might say, why not! But, after their games with the Grizzlies and the Cavaliers, not so sure. Opinions appear to be evenly cut between possible and unlikely. Your thoughts?

  2. Wavatar Administrator Says:

    I keep thinking they are too old to make much noise in the 2010 Playoffs, but they keep bouncing back – the win against Dallas was impressive over the weekend. We’ll know more after they face my Nuggets this week in Boston!

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