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The Celtics are back and have their sights set high for this upcoming year. With a young talented roster, Boston looks poised to regain their spot atop of the Atlantic Division and bring home another NBA championship. Division rivals, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets will fight to keep the Celtics down. Get out to a Boston Celtics game and be there when your team battles for conference supremacy.
During their 2016-17 run, the Celtics came pretty close to playing in another round of NBA Finals. However, they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 4-1, in the Conference Finals. But with talent like Al Horford, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder on the roster, the Celtics can once again not only play in the NBA Finals during the 2017-18 season, but also win their 18th NBA Championship.
If you want to see that happen right before your very eyes, get your Boston Celtics tickets now.
The Celtics & Their Greatest Moments –
The Boston Celtics were established in 1946. They have won 17 NBA Championships, the most of any NBA team. With 30-plus Hall of Famers, the Boston Celtics can boast of unparalleled legacy, full of greatest moments ever recorded in professional basketball.
Clash of the Titans – NBA pundits have called 1962 NBA Championship the greatest NBA Finals series in league history. The series was fought between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. In reality, the series represented the clash of two NBA giants – Celtics’ Bill Russell and Lakers’ Wilt Chamberlain. Game seven of the series is still etched in fans minds as it was played in Boston on April 18, and finished in OT with final score, 110-107 Celtics. Russell’s 40 rebounds in that game is an NBA Finals record.
The “Big Three” vs Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon – The 1986 Celtics’ team comprised of dynamic offensive players and arguably the greatest trio in Celtics history – Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. The 1986 season also saw the Celtics yet again in the NBA Finals series. This time around, they were pitted against the Houston Rockets. The Celtics defeated the Rockets four games to two to win their 16th NBA Championship, their last until 2008. Larry Bird was named the Finals MVP.
Boston Celtics Arch Rivals –
Celtics – Lakers Rivalry – The two share between them 33 NBA Championships. Is it any wonder then that theirs is called a storied rivalry and also for some, the best rivalry in the NBA. The Celtics and the Lakers have met in the NBA Finals for a record twelve times. In addition, this rivalry was intensified thanks to the clash of personalities – Bill Russell vs Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird vs Magic Johnson. The rivalry somewhat subsided when Johnson and Bird retired, but picked up again in 2008 and 2010 when the teams faced off again in the NBA Finals.
Celtics – 76ers Rivalry – The Celtics may have met the Lakers in the NBA Finals on twelve occasions, but it’s the 76ers they have had the most bouts with in the playoffs – 19 to be exact. Out of their 19 playoff meetings, the Celtics have won 12. The 76ers are the Celtics’ biggest rivals in the Eastern Conference and like other great rivalries, pitted the best players against each other. In this case it was Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain. After these giants retired, the rivalry came to be known as the one between Larry Bird and Julius Erving.
Greatest Celtics Ever –
Once the team of basketball gods like Bill Russell, Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, the Boston Celtics are the most successful franchise in NBA history. As such, fans in Boston have been lucky to watch some of the game’s best players pace the floor.
Bill Russell – The NBA Finals MVP trophy is named after Bill Russell for a reason – he changed the way basketball is played. When he joined the Celtics in 1956, basketball was a horizontal game; when Russell left, it had become a vertical game. With his 6’9” stature, Russell dwarfed everyone one the floor and used his athleticism, superb instincts and length to dominate the floor.
Larry Bird – Bird wasn’t the best athlete on field, but what he lacked in athleticism he made up for in sheer creativity. He was a true five-tool player, who couldn’t be covered offensively. Though towards the end of his career, his physical abilities diminished, still Bird managed to run the Celtics offense and bombed away from three-point range.
John Havlicek –“Havlicek stole the ball!” one of NBAs immortal phrases are coined after his 1965 Eastern Conference Finals exploits. Popularly known as “Hondo”, Havlicek averaged 20.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists while shooting 43.9 percent in his career.
Boston Celtics Tickets 2017
If you want to see the Celtics bring back another Big One home this season, then get your Boston Celtics tickets 2017 here. The Celtics have made it to the playoffs consistently since 2007-08 season and this season is expected to be no different. To see it all happen before your eyes, you have got to be at the Celtics home, TD Garden.
Head out to TD Garden and get in on the Bostonian action. Hosting one of the most successful franchises in all of sports, the Garden is filled with championship banners for fans to relish in. The arena is built on top of Boston's North Station making it highly accessible for patrons to get to and from games. Fans can also enjoy pieces of Celtic history with The Sports Museum.