Celtics Win Title in Blowout

Boston trounces the Lakers, 132-91, to win in 6 games

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 17, 2008 11:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Boston Celtics trounced the LA Lakers tonight to win their 17th NBA championship. Boston won 132-91 behind a stifling defense and strong shooting, the Boston Globe reports. The Big Three of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett proved too powerful in Game 6 for the overmatched Lakers, who were outscored 34-15 in the second quarter and trailed by 23 points at the half.

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, left, hugs Ray Allen near the end of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.
Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, left, hugs Ray Allen near the end of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) celebrates with Ray Allen near the end of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) celebrates with Ray Allen near the end of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Celtics' Ray Allen celebrates a three point shot in front of Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom (7) and Lakers coach Phil Jackson.
Boston Celtics' Ray Allen celebrates a three point shot in front of Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom (7) and Lakers coach Phil Jackson.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, hugs coach Doc Rivers near the end of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, hugs coach Doc Rivers near the end of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) talks to Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol in the third quarter during Game 6.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) talks to Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol in the third quarter during Game 6.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, center, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Ronny Turiaf, front, from France, and Kobe Bryant during the second quarter of Game 6.
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, center, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Ronny Turiaf, front, from France, and Kobe Bryant during the second quarter of Game 6.   (AP Photo/Pool, Winslow Townson, Pool)
Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett celebrates in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.
Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett celebrates in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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