The Lakers-Boston series is shifted to the TD Arena where the Boston hosts the visiting Lakers. Boston Leads the series 3-2 and could very well end the championship run and hopes of leveling the competition by the Lakers this Tuesday.
The then rivalry between Boston and the Lakers has been going on since the start of the NBA and with 31 combined championships out of the 62 seasons in the NBA the Celtics and the Lakers are regarded as the league’s greatest rivalry of all time.
The Boston franchise holds 16 NBA championships the most titles in NBA franchise history. They held 8 consecutive championships making them the streaky champions in any American sports history. Coach Red Auerbach shared with Phil Jackson grab 9 NBA championships the most in any coach in the NBA. Boston’s dominance started with Bob Cousy and Bill Russell building a dynasty. Larry Bird, Kevin Mchale and Robert Parish were the team of the 80’s and the Bird-Magic match up were regarded as the greatest show in the NBA. The Boston’s re-energize roster came from a dismal season last year winning only 24 games the second worst record in the NBA and winning 66 games this year making them the most dramatic turnaround team in the NBA today.
The Lakers franchise has the most NBA finals appearance in the league they also had the longest winning steak in US professional sports with 33 straight wins anchored by Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain who scored the highest points in the NBA in one game with 100 points it was followed by fellow Laker Kobe Bryant against Toronto wherein he scored an unbelievable 80 points. The Los Angeles team is known for their showtime Lakers with Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul Jabar. They
Have revolutionized basketball and when we talk about the 80’s what goes in our minds is the Boston-Lakers rivalry or the Bird-Magic matchup.
The Celtics and the Lakers have renewed the rivalry that has been going on for years. The powerful Garnet-Pierce-Allen combination will battle against the Kobe-Gasol-Odom Lakers. The finals series have already made a mark in history courtesy of Boston erasing a 24 point deficit on game 4 against the Lakers. The series would be ending soon and maybe the Lakers could mark a history of their own by winning the series where no team had done after a 1-3 standing. The Celtics and the Lakers have met 11 finals appearance in the NBA and regardless of the outcome I think no.12 is on the making.