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UnCategorized The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Founded in 1946, the team is currently owned by Boston Basketball Partners L.L.C. The Celtics’ 17 NBA Championships are the most for any NBA franchise. From 1957 to 1969, the Celtics dominated the league winning 11 championships in 13 years, and eight in a row (1959/1966), the longest consecutive championship winning streak of any North American professional sports team. The Celtics either dominated the league or played a large part in the playoffs starting in the late 50’s and continuing through the mid 80’s (winning 16 NBA Championships in 30 years between 1957 and 1986, and reaching at least the conference championship series in 29 of 35 seasons between 1953 and 1988). With the deaths of second overall draft pick Len Bias in 1986 and all-star Reggie Lewis in 1993, the team fell into a steady decline, only making the playoffs five times from 1993 to 2007. The franchise returned to prominence in 2007 when Kevin Gar.t and Ray Allen joined Paul Pierce and led the team to its 17th championship. Four Celtics (Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Dave Cowens, and Larry Bird) have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for an NBA record total of 10 MVP awards. In the 2009 offseason, the Celtics signed two veterans, Rasheed Wallace and Marquis Daniels. At first, the signings worked well for the Celtics, who started the season 23-5 and at one point had the best record in the NBA. But Wallace’s behavior and declining production, coupled with Daniels’ injuries provided early-on challenges to consistency. The Celtics were also plagued by injury problems affecting key players Paul Pierce and Kevin Gar.t. The addition of Nate Robinson and Michael Finley had not yielded the expected results of providing a spark to the Celtics’ bench. The consistency in the Celtics’ regular season was the development of Rajon Rondo, who was selected to play as an Eastern Conference All-Star for the 2010 NBA All-Star game, his first All-Star selection. Rondo set personal and team season records for steals and assists, and had double-doubles frequently throughout the season. The Celtics finished the 2009-10 regular season with a 50-32 record, placing the team in the 4th position in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs. With injuries to key players and several new acquisitions both at the beginning of and in the middle of the season, the Celtics struggled to find game wins at home in Boston, managing to f.e a 24-17 home win record and a 26-15 road win record. There were some expectations that the Celtics would not survive beyond the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs because of their struggles throughout the regular season, but the Celtics progressed through the first two rounds of the playoffs, first defeating the Miami Heat in five games, then eliminating the top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers, led by two time MVP LeBron James, in six games. The Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 16, 2010, forcing Orlando to give up home-court advantage. They went on to win Game 2 against Orlando on May 18, 2010 to secure a 2-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead. After taking the first two games at Orlando, they went back to Boston for game 3 and defeated Orlando 94-71 to take a 3-0 series lead. That was their sixth straight playoff win and the second longest in franchise. However, Orlando prevented Boston’s first playoff series sweep in over twenty years by winning Game 4 and, as a result, forcing Game 5. Game 5 again saw Orlando stave off elimination and force a game 6, which Boston won, sending them to their second finals appearance in three seasons and their 21st finals appearance. In a rematch of two years before, the Lakers and Celtics were set to play again in the 2010 NBA Finals. After dropping Game 1 to the Lakers, 102-89, they rebounded nicely and won Game 2 with a score 103-94. As the series shifted to Boston with the series tied at 1 game, the Lakers defeated the Celtics in game 3, by a score of 91-84. In Games 4 and 5, however, the Celtics’ often-gritty gameplay led to two victories, and they carried a 3-2 series advantage back to L.A. They lost to the Lakers in Game 6, 89-67, forcing a decisive final game. In that final Game 7, the Celtics led by as much as 13 at the half, but ended up losing to L.A., 83-79. By the end of the game, the Lakers ended up shooting 20 more foul shots than the Celtics, a ratio of more than 2:1.It marked the first time the Lakers had beaten the Celtics in a Game 7 for the championship, and the third time they have beaten the Celtics in the NBA Finals, following 1985 and 1987. After speculation that coach Doc Rivers would resign to spend more time with his family, he affirmed on June 30, 2010 that he would return to the team for the 2010-2011 season. On July 8, 2010, the Boston Celtics signed Jermaine O’Neal of the Miami Heat as a temporary replacement for the injured Kendrick Perkins. Moreover, on August 4, the Celtics signed 3 time Finals MVP Shaquille O’Neal of the Cleveland Cavaliers. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: