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Celtics Roll To 17th Championship

By: AP/11 Sports
By: AP/11 Sports

For the 17th time, the Boston Celtics are NBA champions. The Celtics were explosive on offense and relentless on defense in trouncing the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 for their first NBA title in 22 years.

Paul Pierce was named MVP of the Finals. He scored 17 points in Game 6 and dished out 10 assists. Pierce averaged 21.8 points for the Finals.

Kevin Garnett led the Celtics with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Ray Allen, the final member of Boston's Big 3, also scored 26, making 7-of-9 three-pointers.

"They were phenomenal all year," said second-year coach Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who posted his first NBA title as player or coach.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 22 points on 7-of-22 shooting.


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