On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: May 18, The 2008 Celtics Won Second-Round Series

Mar 18, 2013; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) is guarded by Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the third quarter at TD Banknorth Garden. The Miami Heat won 105-103. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

2008 – With a 97-92 Boston Celtics victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the second round, the Celtics won the series. Paul Pierce and LeBron James went toe-to-toe as the Celtics’ captain scored 41 points on 57-percent shooting while King James put up 45 points on 48-percent shooting. In the afternoon contest at TD Garden, the Celtics rode Pierce’s great play to the series win. The 2008 Celtics then went on to win the franchise’s first championship in 22 years.

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