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
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)
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(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.