The Celtics' 66–16 record gave them home court advantage over Los Angeles (57–25). Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, Boston's three All-Stars, are all in the Finals for the first time. Build up for a rematch began with the Lakers taking a 2–0 lead over the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals, with chants of "We Want Boston!" [20] The Celtics raced out to a huge lead, but down by 16 entering the fourth quarter, and 10 with a minute and a half to go, the Lakers mounted a furious rally in the closing moments which fell just short. The last time the Lakers won the NBA championship was in 1972.In the eight years between championships, the Lakers made the NBA Finals again in 1973 and lost to the New York Knicks in five games. Neither team won another championship until the 1980s. [112][113], The Lakers and Celtics would meet the following year in 1963. It was a seesaw, give-and-take contest. Game 3 returned to Boston, where the Lakers took a 2–1 series lead by winning 91–84, again led by Bryant but with strong support from Derek Fisher. The Celtics–Lakers rivalry is a National Basketball Association (NBA) rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. [38] The following year, behind the "Big Three" of future Hall of Famers Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish, the Celtics won the 1981 NBA Finals against the Houston Rockets. During this, another battle was heating up off the court between Jack Kent Cooke and Lakers coach Butch Van Breda Kolff. The Celtics and Lakers are meeting again in the NBA Finals, with Kobe and KG taking their place alongside the likes of Magic and Bird in the league's most storied rivalry. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics are poised to do battle once again in the NBA Finals, right here in 2008. Dennis Johnson responded by sinking two free throws to seal the Celtics' victory. Kobe Bryant exhibited difficulties for much of the game, shooting only 6-for-24 from the field. Similarly, Bird said that, "the first thing I would do every morning was look at the box scores to see what Magic did. [2] The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have met a record 12 times in the NBA Finals, starting with their first Finals meeting in 1959. With House's shot, the Celtics were in the lead for good, winning 97–91. In 2004, they hired head coach Doc Rivers. [101], The Celtics signed Shaquille O'Neal for the 2010–2011 season to replace the injured Kendrick Perkins, adding to the rivalry by bringing the Shaq-Kobe feud to the Celtics-Lakers. But while the Celtics were able to return to the playoffs over the next three seasons and even made the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017 and 2018, the Lakers found themselves in a lengthy rebuilding process. [134] This was also the first time since 2002 that a team has won back-to-back championships; that team was also the Lakers, led by Kobe and Shaquille O'Neal. Brown died during the season, and Red Auerbach led the team back to the Finals with his first Coach of the Year award. No team won back-to-back. The Celtics were forced to foul Sasha Vujačić, he went to the line and made both free throws to give the Lakers a definitive 83–79 lead. As the series shifted to Los Angeles, the Lakers stifled Pierce and Garnett in Game 3, winning 87–81. [91] The Lakers won that game, making Phil Jackson the fastest coach to win 1,000 games. Magic’s Lakers of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy first took on Larry’s Celtics including Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, and Dennis Johnson in the 1984 Finals. [59] This would prove to be a defining moment of the NBA, a changing of the old guard as the Lakers and Celtics fell into mediocrity, while the Bulls won six titles led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson, who would cement their respective reputations as the greatest player and coach in NBA history. Minneapolis would win the first ever Championship Series of the newly formed NBA in 1950 (three BAA Finals were played between 1947–1949 and retroactively counted as NBA Championships, one of which was won by the Lakers in 1949). [70][71] Meanwhile, in 1998, the Celtics drafted Paul Pierce, a native of Inglewood, California who had grown up as a Lakers fan. [44] Bird was named MVP of the series. The Celtics likewise made little playoff progress after their near Finals run of 2002. [46] In Game 3, the Celtics had a 48–38 lead in the second quarter before the Lakers, led by James Worthy, took a 65–59 lead at halftime and then pulled away in the second half to come away with a 136–111 victory. [16] The Lakers would be the Celtics opponent in six of those series: 1962,[17] 1963,[18] 1965,[19] 1966,[20] 1968,[21] and 1969. Minneapolis, led by rookie sensation Elgin Baylor, made the Finals by defeating the defending World Champion St. Louis Hawks. Los Angeles Lakers 4. [12], The first NBA Finals match-up between the two teams was in 1959 when on April 9, the Boston Celtics swept the Minneapolis Lakers 4-0 for the first sweep in the history of the NBA Finals. Rondo would miss his final 3-pointer and the Lakers won Game 7 against the Celtics for the first time in franchise history, clinching their 16th NBA title.[132]. [129], This was the fifth Game 7 between the Lakers and Celtics. Magic had 22 points and 20 assists, while Michael Cooper made six three-point shots, then a record for most three-pointers made in a single NBA Finals game. Game 5 was notable for an impressive Lakers' comeback sending it into overtime, but the Celtics would ultimately win that game. [45], This was the first NBA Finals series between the Lakers and Celtics after the Lakers moved to Los Angeles.[17]. Boston triumphed in Game 7, 111-102. [45] The Lakers won 11 of the 19 NBA Finals … In the game, the Lakers answered the Celtics rough tactics when Worthy shoved Cedric Maxwell into a basket support. As of 2018, the Celtics and Lakers have a .590 and .596 all-time winning records respectively. However, the final game of that series is memorable to the rivalry because Boston fans chanted for the 76ers, who were just about to eliminate their Celtics, to "Beat L.A.! The Celtics fended off the late Los Angeles rally to capture the NBA title and send Red Auerbach out a champion. The animosity against Ainge and Boston stemmed from Riley’s days as coach of the Lakers during the two teams’ peak rivalry days in the ’80s. The Lakers would counter by signing LeBron James in the 2018 offseason. It can never again be said that 'the Lakers have never beaten the Celtics'". [130] After the Celtics had built a 13-point lead late in the third quarter, the game was tied at 64 with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Celtics won in six games with an impressive come-from-behind victory in Game 4 and a blow-out of the Lakers in Game 6. This was the first NBA Finals to go the full seven games since 2005, and only the fourth since the NBA switched the Finals to a 2–3–2 format in 1985. Boston would win game one. Garnett and Allen were acquired in offseason trades, and together with Pierce led the Celtics to the largest turnaround in NBA history. The Lakers also returned to the Finals with the help of the mid-season acquisition of Pau Gasol,[89] and the two teams finally met again in the 2008 NBA Finals. [93] In 2009, the Lakers signed Ron Artest (now Metta World Peace). During the 1978–79 NCAA season, Michigan State was led by Magic Johnson to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament, where they faced Indiana State University, which was led by senior Larry Bird. With the New York Knicks also failing to make the playoffs that season, it marked the first time in NBA history that neither the Celtics, Lakers nor the Knicks qualified for the playoffs in the same season. Magic said of the games against the Celtics, "when the new schedule would come out each year, I'd grab it and circle the Boston games. [117], Boston played tough through the first half and would keep the game close, with a score of 60–60. The Lakers would beat the Celtics 112-104. [47] In the 1987 NBA Finals, the two teams met for a tie-breaker of their 1980s Finals matches, and the Lakers once again emerged victorious in six games, with the iconic image of Johnson's junior sky hook. [46] It was the only time a visiting team claimed an NBA championship in Boston Garden. In contrast to the frequent Lakers-Celtics championship match-ups, the Dodgers and Red Sox were meeting in the World Series for the first time (since the Dodgers franchise relocated to Los Angeles).[58]. Under Hall of Fame head coach John Kundla, and with the NBA's first superstar in George Mikan, they would win three more titles in 1952, 1953, and 1954. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was named MVP of the series, making him the oldest player (38 years, 1 month, 24 days) ever to win the MVP of an NBA Finals series. "Take this down", said O'Neal. By contrast, the aging Celtics struggled to obtain the fourth seed, with Russell and Jones playing in their final seasons. During the first decade of the NBA in the 1950s, the Minneapolis Lakers had the first NBA dynasty. On December 30, 2015, the Boston Celtics honored the Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant in his final game in TD Garden. Three of those series (1962, 1966, and 1969) went seven games. This was the largest margin of victory in a deciding Finals game, and would not be broken until 2008, when the Celtics defeated the Lakers once again by a score of 131–92. [98] Both teams fended off late series surges from their opponents, but won their respective series 4–2, setting up a rematch in the 2010 NBA Finals. [60][61][62] Both teams also faced set backs in the form of personal misfortune. The Celtics have the edge with 17 NBA crowns and the Lakers have 16. [4][5][6] Under Hall of Fame head coach John Kundla, and with the NBA's first superstar in George Mikan,[7] they would win three more titles in 1952,[8] 1953,[9] and 1954. The Celtics and Lakers both found success in the 1970s, but there would be no rematch between the two teams. Game 7 was the third most-watched game in NBA history, with 28.2 million viewers (No. The personal rivalry formed by these two basketball greats during college would transfer to their NBA careers, and reignite the rivalry between the two storied franchises that they came to represent. East Division Finals. Carr as he left the floor, causing him to label the series "all-out-war. [19] The Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers to enter the Finals, marked by Johnny Most's famous call of "Havlicek stole the ball! The Lakers returned to the NBA Finals in 1982, this time led by new coach Pat Riley, in a rematch against the 76ers. [21], With Bill Russell and Sam Jones in their final season, and plagued with injuries, the Celtics struggled to make the NBA playoffs as the fourth and final seed in the Eastern Conference. After the game, a Laker fan threw a beer at Celtics guard M.L. I didn't care about anything else. The Lakers - Celtics duel is one of sport’s most celebrated. To me, it was The Two and the other 80." Boston guard Danny Ainge made 5 out of 6 three-pointers attempted, including a 45-footer as the first half expired. [36] Johnson would go on to be drafted by the Lakers, and Bird by the Celtics. The 1968 Eastern Division Finals rematch between the Celtics and the 76ers, which started on April 21, was marred by the April 4 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., but the decision was made not to delay the series. However, the Lakers began the rebuilding process in 1996 by trading for Kobe Bryant, who was drafted from high school that year by the Charlotte Hornets. The Celtics’ lead contracted slightly during the ’80s, which some consider the single greatest era in the rivalry. Even though it seems like the Celtics and Lakers met constantly in the Finals during the Bird/Johnson era, they actually only met three times, with the Celtics severely hampered by … erupting in the Staples Center. It's a play that lives in Celtics lore, the gritty, Northern Minnesota forward blasting the Showtime Lakers right in front of Jack Nicholson. During the 1990s, the rivalry died down. When Magic Johnson won the MVP Finals plum, the following year Larry Bird would snatch the crown. [44] After the game, Bird said his team played like "sissies" in an attempt to light a fire under his teammates. They fell on hard times after that, following the trade of Shaquille O'Neal, missing the postseason in 2005 and getting knocked out in the first round the next two years. Here's what to know. In this era of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, the Lakers won two of the three finals in which the teams met. The Celtics, however, would begin to show their age when they began missing shots and turning the ball over and Laker Jerry West pulled L.A. to within one. Although the Celtics would take Game 4, the Lakers would win Game 5 and fuel speculation that the young Lakers were about to surge past the older Celtics. In the commercial, Bird is practicing alone on a rural basketball court when Johnson pulls up in a sleek limousine and challenges him to a one-on-one match. [55] With the two future Hall of Famers, the league won a whole generation of new fans. They reigned in the ’80s, adding four more championships – 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988. Their win in Game 6 was also a sense of relief. The Celtics rebounded the following year to win the 1986 NBA Finals against the Rockets. The Celtics have the edge with 17 NBA crowns and the Lakers have 16. [118], One of the lasting effects on the Lakers–Celtics rivalry was the usage of the famous "Beat L.A.!" [118] Despite this, West was inconsolable. Local leaders strike hopeful tone as Biden, Harris take... New documentary shows fight to save historic Blue Moon... Report: Pederson, Seahawks OC candidate, may take 2021 off, Here's how the 2020 housing market compared to 2019. [48] In Game 5, the Celtics prevented the Lakers from celebrating in the Boston Garden by coming away with a 123–108 win. chant, sung by fans in opposing arenas whenever a Los Angeles-based team plays in their home venue. Boston's new Big … Remarkably, Boston would pull away and entered the fourth quarter up by 18. Dallas Chaparrals vs. New Orleans Buccaneers; San Francisco Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers; Finals. [56] The rivalry between Bird, Johnson, and their teams contributed greatly to the success of the league during the decade; according to Bryant Gumbel, "Magic and Larry saved the NBA. [118], This was the first time the Celtics made the Finals since 1987, while the Lakers' last appearance had been in 2004. Entering the game, they set a record of most playoff games played in one season, with 26, breaking the previous record of 25 set by both the 1994 New York Knicks, whom Celtics Coach Doc Rivers played for, and the 2005 Detroit Pistons, both of whom lost in their respective finals in seven games (Knicks in 1994, Pistons in 2005). Minneapolis hadn't made an appearance in the Finals since winning four of the first five NBA Championships between 1950–1954, while Boston was making its third straight Finals appearance after winning in 1957 and losing in 1958. The Lakers - Celtics duel is one of sport’s most celebrated. The Celtics would again defeat the Lakers. Kobe Bryant was named Finals MVP for the second straight year. Both the Celtics and Lakers missed the playoffs in the 2013–14 season, marking only the second time it has happened in the rivalry's history. Boston's streak of 10 consecutive Finals appearances had been snapped in 1967 by the 76ers. In Game 6, the Lakers were led by Abdul-Jabbar who scored 29 points as the Lakers defeated the Celtics 111–100. In the 2020 playoffs, the Celtics reached the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami, losing in 6 games, while the Lakers defeated the Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals to become NBA champions. 1985 NBA Finals. "[24] Before the game, the Celtics circulated in their locker room a memo about the Lakers' celebration plans. "[40][135][136], In January 2011 before an upcoming Celtic-Lakers regular season matchup, Celtic forward Kevin Garnett with shoe company Anta released a "Beat L.A." green shoe which featured on the tongue the numbers "152–120", which was at the time the Celtics all-time record against the Lakers. The series shifted to Boston with only one full day off for both teams. With the disbanding of Boston's Big Three, and anticipated changes to the Lakers' roster, some believe that the 2011–12 NBA season was the last chapter of the current Celtics–Lakers rivalry. May 30, 2008 Updated: March 23, 2011 2:11 p.m. Facebook Twitter Email. [15] It was after this move, and during this decade, that the rivalry would truly escalate. [45] Celtics founder Walter A. [30] This would also prove to be Laker great Jerry West's only NBA title. [48] This series marked the end of an era for the Celtics. Awaiting the Celtics were the powerful Los Angeles Lakers who had a nucleus of Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and newly acquired Wilt Chamberlain. [10] The Celtics would emerge behind early NBA star Bob Cousy by winning the 1957 NBA Finals[11] and losing in 1958. 2 being Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals). They met three times in the FINALS during the 80's from 1984,1985,1987. [44], The Lakers opened the series with a 115–109 victory at the Boston Garden. The Lakers, meanwhile, went on to win the 1988 NBA Finals against the Detroit Pistons,[49] before losing to the Pistons the following year in 1989,[50] and win titles again in 2000, 2001 and 2002, all while the Celtics wallowed in mediocrity. [21] The Lakers would get what they wished for and face the Celtics, but ultimately to the same result. Both Kendrick Perkins of Boston and Andrew Bynum of Los Angeles were injured in this game. [22], After losing the first two games in the Forum in L.A., no one thought Boston would even pull out a victory. They upset the 76ers in the first round and postponed New York's finals appearance for another year. However, he would score 10 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter. The start of the decade saw the Lakers' woes in the NBA Finals continue, with a loss to the New York Knicks in 1970. [127] The Celtics won the game and evened the series. Paul Pierce's nickname, "The Truth", was accorded to him by Shaquille O'Neal after a 112-107 Lakers' victory over the Celtics on March 13, 2001 in which Pierce scored 42 points on 13 of 19 shooting. The game was known as the "Heat Game", as it was played under 97 °F-heat, and without any air conditioning at the infamous Boston Garden. The Lakers were the defending champions, having beaten the Orlando Magic 4–1 in the 2009 NBA Finals. [78] O'Neal pulled a Boston reporter over and gestured toward his notepad. Magic had a triple-double with 15 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds; Worthy had 28 points on 11 for 15 shooting. [119] The Celtics defeated the Lakers four games to three. [22], The first ever Finals MVP award was given to Jerry West, despite being on the losing team (thus far the only time this has happened). [13] This would mark the first Finals loss for the previously dominant Lakers, and the first of eight straight titles for Boston. However, Boston's bench would prove to be the deciding factor, outscoring the Lakers 13–2 for nearly half the quarter, en route to a 96–89 victory. [121], The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Celtics four games to two. It was a seesaw, give-and-take contest. However, the Lakers would edge out for close victories in Game 2 and Game 3. Prior to 2014, the Lakers only missed the playoffs four times since moving to Los Angeles, and five times in franchise history. [117] Russell noted the giant net hanging from the ceiling during pregame warmups and said to West, "Those [expletive deleted] balloons are staying up there. Boston was led by their 'Big Three' of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen. The two teams continued to retool in the 2019 offseason; the Lakers acquired Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans while the Celtics brought in Kemba Walker after Irving left to join the Nets. [46] Celtic reserve forward Scott Wedman made all 11 out of 11 field goal attempts. Sure enough, despite several close games, including the decisive game only having a three-point differential once again, the Celtics would only require six games to close out the Lakers this time. Game 1 became known as the "Memorial Day Massacre" as the Celtics soundly beat the Lakers 148–114. [20], After the Los Angeles Lakers' comeback overtime win in Game 1, Red Auerbach, who had challenged the entire league to topple the Celtics from their reign by announcing he would retire after 1965–1966 before the season had started (thus giving his detractors "one last shot" at him), announced Bill Russell as the Celtics coach for 1966–1967 and beyond, the first African-American coach in the NBA. In between, the Celtics won in 1981, 1984 and 1986. [14], The Lakers relocated to Los Angeles in 1960. A frustrated Bryant criticized the front office following last summer's loss to Phoenix and said he wanted to be traded, but instead the Lakers kept him and upgraded the team around him. 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