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.   (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.   (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.   (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.   (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.   (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.   (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.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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