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May 31st, 2008

That 80’s Feeling Again…Lakers vs Celtics

Posted by Admin in Celtics, Lakers

larry and magic hold trophy

Celtics advance to the NBA Finals by beating the Detroit Pistons 89-81 at the Palace in Auburn Hills. They will meet the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since 1987, over 21 years ago.

The Lakers and the Celtics have met a total of 10 times in the NBA finals, with Boston winning the first eight meetings, and Los Angeles the last two. They met three times in the 80’s. The Celtics won in 7 games in 1983-84 . Lakers won in 1984-85 and 1986-87, both series by 4-2.

Of course the rivalry has lost it’s intensity since the retirements of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in the early 1990s. Both teams did not win any championships in the 90’s.

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