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June 25, 2008

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Ray Allen Cover - Sports Illustrated June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008 | Jack McCallum
THAT OLD GREEN MAGIC IS BACK IN BOSTON

June 25, 2008 | Bill Trocchi
SPARKED BY TWO MAJOR OFF-SEASON MOVES, THE CELTICS FASHIONED THE BIGGEST TURNAROUND IN NBA HISTORY

June 25, 2008
THE ROAD TO THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP WAS A 26-GAME ENDURANCE TEST THAT ULTIMATELY REVEALED THE CELTICS' STRENGTH AS A TEAM

June 25, 2008 | Chris Mannix
IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A GLORIFIED TUNE-UP, but by Game 7 Boston looked like the ones getting played. No one outside the ATL gave the Atlanta Hawks more than a puncher's chance against the Celtics...

June 25, 2008
Sports Illustrated PRESENTS

June 25, 2008 | Pablo Torre
DURING CONFERENCE ELIMINATION games—you know, in which he scores 45 points one year after towing Cleveland all the way to the NBA Finals—LeBron James's total dominion over the East seems merely a...

June 25, 2008 | Joe Lemire
THE CELTICS' BIG THREE, VERSION 2.0, of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce had been reduced to Two and a Half Men against the Cleveland Cavaliers, only Charlie Sheen wasn't involved and this...

June 25, 2008 | Jack McCallum
THE RENEWAL OF AN EPIC RIVALRY LIVED UP TO THE HYPE AS THE CELTICS WON THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 22 YEARS

June 25, 2008
TALC OF THE TOWNThe July 31, 2007, acquisition of former NBA MVP Kevin Garnett from Minnesota immediately elevated Boston to title contender. In the regular season Garnett averaged 18.8 points and...

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

June 25, 2008 | Chris Mannix
HE'S LONG BEEN A STAR, BUT WITH AN NBA TITLE AT LAST, PAUL PIERCE STEPS INTO THE CELTICS ELITE

June 25, 2008 | Ian Thomsen
KEVIN GARNETT TRANSFORMED HIS NEW TEAM AND STAMPED HIMSELF AS THE LATEST CELTIC GREAT

June 25, 2008 | David Sabino
THE MOST MEMORABLE PLAYERS TO WEAR THE CELTICS GREEN-AND-WHITE REPRESENT A WHO'S WHO OF NBA LEGENDS

June 25, 2008 | David Sabino
COSMIC CONNECTIONS LINK THIS YEAR'S CELTICS TO THE 1974 AND '76 CHAMPS

June 25, 2008 | Leigh Montville
NO TEAM HAD IT BETTER AT HOME THAN THE CELTICS DID IN BOSTON GARDEN

June 25, 2008 | Compiled by Gene Menez
A SUCCESSION OF NBA ROYALTY HAS REPRESENTED THE CELTICS ON THE COVER OF SI

June 25, 2008
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