On This Date in NBA Playoffs History: June 17, The Celtics’ 17th Championship

May 14, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen (20), small forward Paul Pierce (34) and power forward Kevin Garnett (5) react as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers during the fourth quarter in game two of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics 82-81. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

2008 – With a 131-92 Boston Celtics victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Celtics won their 17th championship in franchise history. Finals MVP Paul Pierce registered a double-double with 17 points and 10 assists. Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen both chipped in 26 points each.

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