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|The Celtics Take It in 6 games.|
Jun. 18th, 2008 at 1:24 am
At the outset of this season’s NBA Finals, none of the experts thought they could do it. But the Celtics wrapped up the NBA Finals tonight in a series that contained some of the most memorable basketball playing in our generation.
I didn’t follow basketball much this season. Based on how poorly the Celtics had done this decade, I really expected the Lakers to wipe the floor with them. I came away with four strong impressions:
This is also a great win for Boston, making it the pre-eminent sports town of the decade.
And I couldn’t happier about the fact that they beat Phil Jackson’s team. Phil Jackson is a man who I find to be perfectly loathsome for a couple of reasons.
In addition to the championship, we have game 4 and the 24 point comeback. We have game 6 and the largest margin of victory in a decisive game. And we have the first sports championship won here in Boston since 1986. Congratulations Celtics!