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David Sabino
June 25, 2008
THE FACTS AND FIGURES BEHIND THE CELTICS' 17TH CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
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June 25, 2008

For The Record

THE FACTS AND FIGURES BEHIND THE CELTICS' 17TH CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

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GAME 1
Celtics 76, Cavaliers 72 at Boston
Garnett won the battle of MVP candidates with 28 points, 16 more than LeBron James, who was 2 of 18 from the floor.

GAME 2
Celtics 89, Cavaliers 73 at Boston
Ray Allen and Pierce broke out of scoring slumps to combine for 35 points, offsetting a game-high 21 from James.

GAME 3
Cavaliers 108, Celtics 84 at Cleveland
Former Celtics point guard Delonte West shot 7 for 11 from the floor for 21 points and dished out seven assists.

GAME 4
Cavaliers 88, Celtics 77 at Cleveland
There was no stopping James, who had 21 points and 13 assists to extend the Celtics' postseason road losing streak to five games.

GAME 5
Celtics 96, Cavaliers 89 at Boston
Pierce limited James to just one bucket during a 20-minute period at the start of the second half.

GAME 6
Cavaliers 74, Celtics 69 at Cleveland
James had 32 points and 12 rebounds while Cleveland held Boston to the second fewest postseason points in team history.

GAME 7
Celtics 97, Cavaliers 92 at Boston
It was shades of Larry Bird vs. Dominique Wilkins at the Garden as Pierce (41 points) and James (45) dueled in the Celtics' clincher.

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

GAME 1
Celtics 88, Pistons 79 at Boston
Rajon Rondo was the catalyst, besting Chauncey Billups across the board with 11 points, seven assists and five steals.

GAME 2
Pistons 103, Celtics 97 at Boston
Boston's bench combined for just eight points in the Celtics' first home loss of the postseason.

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