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June 18, 2008

Boston Celtics — 2008 NBA Champions!

  The party has begun in Boston!  Euphoric Celtics fans started to serenade their team in the last minutes of the game as if they were in a pub on nearby Canal Street!

In Vegas they say “Always bet on black”.  In basketball, I say, “Always bet on defense”. 

The Celtics won 81 games this season, including 16 in the playoffs. Their transformation from NBA laughingstock (they won 24 games last year) to NBA Champions has been swift and dramatic.

Final score — Boston: 131; Lakers 92

Tonight, some 20,000 Celtics fans had the chance to say, “I was there” to see Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and Coach Doc Rivers and the rest of the best defense team in the NBA dominate the LA Lakers.  Garnett scored 26 points with 14 rebounds, Allen scored 26 and Pierce, the finals MVP, scored 17.

Accolades to Kobe Bryant, he was valiant but the rest of his team just did not show up.

The Celtics did everything right: they rebounded, they stole the ball and they scored!

The last Boston team to win a championship at home was the 1985-86 Celtics, who on June 8, 1986, polished off the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Kevin Garnett was disappointed with how he played in Game 5, but in Game 6 he stepped it up and put on a show.  To be fair, the Celtics played great team ball – everyone did their part, everyone stepped up.

Congratulations Celtics on NBA championship number 17!!!

Paulette

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments »

  1. lakers got owned! Garnet balled and bawled for a great season. Pierce modest in accepting mvp; allen all-inclusive. suh-weeet, suh-weet win.

    Comment by angelic1 — June 18, 2008 @ 12:39 am | Reply

  2. Yep, what a butt kickin it was. As a Lakers fan, I’ll have nightmares tonight.

    Comment by Erik — June 18, 2008 @ 1:19 am | Reply

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  4. Yup, I was rooting for the Lakers but the Celtics played a damn good game. They pranced and danced around the Lakers!

    Comment by Paulette — June 18, 2008 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  5. Heather — your Celtics won — congrats! It was a great game and I am REALLY happy for Doc Rivers, Garnett, Pierce, Allen and the rest of the team. They were hungry and they feasted!

    Comment by Paulette — June 18, 2008 @ 9:38 am | Reply

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  7. Thanks, paulette! I was rolling, hollering and celebrating last night. It was a solid victory. This was a “gamechanging” moment in nba history!! All of them deserve that trophy. Doc is really class personified.

    Comment by angelic1 — June 18, 2008 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  8. This was a completely lackluster performance
    by the Lakers. And wherein Bryant’s support cast looked like
    school kids auditioning for a musical play. They seemed to
    be in awe of the Celtics’ players and in particular of
    Garnett and Pierce.

    And offcourse the good ol’ Zen Master himself Phil Jackson was
    useful as a sponge in a capsized vessel.
    He was outcoached in every facet of the game !

    abritishman

    Comment by abritishman — June 18, 2008 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  9. “Brit”, I agree completely. I know that Jackson is a good coach — but he seemed disengaged during this series.

    Comment by Paulette — June 18, 2008 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  10. I did’nt think that people watched basketball anymore. Nice to see they do although I do fail to see what all the excitement is about. Then again I am from Canada where only hockey matters. Nonetheless, congrats to the team from Boston as it once again proves it is a town of winners.

    Comment by Dave22 — June 18, 2008 @ 10:32 pm | Reply

  11. Dave, yup we still watch b-ball here in the gool ol’ US. Some of us love it! And as a huge sports fan I understand your love of hockey. Do you play?

    Comment by Paulette — June 18, 2008 @ 11:20 pm | Reply


  12. Well I’m a Brit living in Central Fl. And I’ve been here
    for the past 16 years. In that time I’ve become accustomed to the
    nuances of the N American sport’s horizon.

    However their love of the sport is one thing. But when their team
    loses it’d appear to be the end of the world in
    some cases !

    And as to the Lakers that roster is now in need of
    a serious overhaul
    if they’re to fare any better in the
    upcoming season.

    abritishman …………..

    Comment by abritishman — June 19, 2008 @ 2:15 pm | Reply

  13. “Brit” slow your roll — who is more passionate that the British and Europeans about sports; in particular football (soccer) and cricket? You guys get down right CRAZY if your team lose! 🙂

    Comment by Paulette — June 19, 2008 @ 3:21 pm | Reply


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