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Celtics Goes to Championship Final in 21 Years

Posted May. 30, 2008 03:01,   


The Boston Celtics is trying to end its 21-year draught of championship.

The team beat the Detroit Pistons 106-102 at Game 5 of the Eastern Conference yesterday.

With its 3-2 lead, if it adds one more win from the two remaining games, the Celtics will move on to the final and fight against the winner of the Western Conference playoff between the LA Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs for the championship for the first time since 1987.

Boston’s Ray Allen led the team to victory in Game 5. Although he scored just 14.8 points per game on average and three 3-pointers from Game 1 through 4, he recorded an additional 16 points in the third quarter alone, after scoring 29 points (five 3-pointers). In particular, he succeeded a jump shot with 1:12 left when the Pistons was one point behind, and succeeded both of his free throws 6.3 seconds before the finish, finally concluding his team’s 104-101 victory.

Boston’s Kevin Garnett also lived up to the expectations by scoring 33 points. The Celtics had a 42-25 rebound edge. Game 6 is scheduled to be held in Detroit on Saturday.