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NBA Playoffs 2008 - NBA Finals

Los Angeles Lakers 2 - 4 Boston Celtics

Game 6: L.A. Lakers 92 - 131 Boston Celtics

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2008 Playoffs: Game 6:
NBA Playoffs 2008 Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers in the 2008 NBA Playoffs.

June 17: The Celtics destroyed the Lakers 131-92 to win the series 4-2 and take their 17th NBA Championship after 22 years of drought.

It was an awful finish for a Lakers season that was incredible better than expected. When Kobe Bryant asked to be traded a year ago no one could have predicted that the Lakers would be the best team in a strong Western Conference, or that they would dethrone the Spurs to arrive to the Finals. But once there the expectations for this team were high and they couldn't live up to the hype, showing a serious lack of maturity that reached its lowest point in the final game, an embarrassing 39-point defeat that won't be easy to forget.

The reasons for such a lopsided loss were the same that dominated the whole series: with the Celtics basing their game in their excellent defense, the Lakers frontcourt (Odom and Gasol) wasn't able to get anything done, Kobe Bryant shot poorly, the other starters (Fisher and Radmanovic) never found consistency and the bench who was expected to be the key for the Lakers victory, was almost non-existent... More...

NBA Finals Games: Highlights Game 6:
  Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics
Game 1: Celtics 98, Lakers 88 at Boston
Game 2: Celtics 108, Lakers 102 at Boston
Game 3: Lakers 87, Celtics 81 at Los Angeles
Game 4: Celtics 97, Lakers 91 at Los Angeles
Game 5: Lakers 103, Celtics 98 at Los Angeles
Game 6: Celtics 131, Lakers 92 at Boston
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl
Kobe Bryant 22 3 1 1 -
Lamar Odom 14 10 5 - -
Jordan Farmar 12 1 1 1 -
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl
Kevin Garnett 26 14 4 3 1
Ray Allen 26 4 2 3 -
Rajon Rondo 21 7 8 6 -

NBA Playoffs 2008 brackets:

Western Conference NBA Eastern Conference
1st round Semifinals Finals Finals Finals Semifinals 1st round
 (1) Lakers 4 4 Celtics (1) 
Lakers 4 4 Celtics
 (8) Nuggets 0 3 Hawks (8) 
Lakers 4 4 Celtics
 (4) Jazz 4 4 Cavaliers (4) 
Jazz 2 3 Cavaliers
 (5) Rockets 2 Lakers 2 2 Wizards (5) 
Boston Celtics
NBA Champion
 (2) Hornets 4 Celtics 4 4 Pistons (2) 
Hornets 3 4 Pistons
 (7) Mavs 1 2 76ers (7) 
Spurs 1 2 Pistons
 (3) Spurs 4 4 Magic (3) 
Spurs 4 1 Magic
 (6) Suns 1 1 Raptors (6) 

NBA Finals - All the scores

2 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics 4
Los Angeles Lakers

Game 1: Celtics 98, Lakers 88 at Boston
Lakers: Bryant 24 pts, 6 ast / Gasol 15 pts, 8 reb
Celtics: Garnett 24 pts, 13 reb / Pierce 22 pts, 4 reb
Game 2: Celtics 108, Lakers 102 at Boston
Lakers: Bryant 30 pts, 8 ast / Gasol 17 pts, 10 reb
Celtics: Pierce 28 pts, 8 ast / Powe 21 pts
Game 3: Lakers 87, Celtics 81 at Los Angeles
Lakers: Bryant 36 pts, 7 reb / Vujacic 20 pts, 4 reb
Celtics: Allen 25 pts, 5 reb / Garnett 13 pts, 12 reb
Game 4: Celtics 97, Lakers 91 at Los Angeles
Lakers: Odom 19 pts, 10 reb / Bryant 17 pts, 10 ast
Celtics: Pierce 20 pts, 7 ast / Allen 19 pts, 9 reb
Game 5: Lakers 103, Celtics 98 at Los Angeles
Lakers: Bryant 25 pts, 7 reb / Odom 20 pts, 11 reb
Celtics: Pierce 38 pts, 8 ast / Allen 16 pts
Game 6: Celtics 131, Lakers 92 at Boston
Lakers: Bryant 22 pts, 3 reb / Odom 14 pts, 10 reb
Celtics: Garnett 26 pts, 14 reb / Allen 26 pts, 4 reb

Boston Celtics

Conference Finals - All the scores

Western Conference
(1) Lakers 4 vs. 1 Spurs (3)
G.1: Lakers 89, Spurs 85 at Los Angeles
G.2: Lakers 101, Spurs 71 at Los Angeles
G.3: Spurs 103, Lakers 84 at San Antonio
G.4: Lakers 93, Spurs 91 at San Antonio
G.5: Lakers 100, Spurs 92 at Los Angeles
 
 
Eastern Conference
(1) Celtics 4 vs. 2 Pistons (2)
G.1: Celtics 88, Pistons 79 at Boston
G.2: Pistons 103, Celtics 97 at Boston
G.3: Celtics 94, Pistons 80 at Detroit
G.4: Pistons 94, Celtics 75 at Detroit
G.5: Celtics 106, Pistons 102 at Boston
G.6: Celtics 89, Pistons 81 at Detroit

Conference Semifinals - All the scores

Western Conference
(1) Lakers 4 vs. 2 Jazz (4)
G.1: Lakers 109, Jazz 98 at Los Angeles
G.2: Lakers 120, Jazz 110 at Los Angeles
G.3: Jazz 104, Lakers 99 at Utah
G.4: Jazz 123, Lakers 115 OT at Utah
G.5: Lakers 111, Jazz 104 at Los Angeles
G.6: Lakers 108, Jazz 105 at Utah
(2) Hornets 3 vs. 4 Spurs (3)
G.1: Hornets 101, Spurs 82 at New Orleans
G.2: Hornets 102, Spurs 84 at New Orleans
G.3: Spurs 110, Hornets 99 at San Antonio
G.4: Spurs 100, Hornets 80 at San Antonio
G.5: Hornets 101, Spurs 79 at New Orleans
G.6: Spurs 99, Hornets 80 at San Antonio
G.7: Spurs 91, Hornets 82 at New Orleans
 
Eastern Conference
(1) Celtics 4 vs. 3 Cavaliers (4)
G.1: Celtics 76, Cavaliers 72 at Boston
G.2: Celtics 89, Cavaliers 73 at Boston
G.3: Cavaliers 108, Celtics 84 at Cleveland
G.4: Cavaliers 88, Celtics 77 at Cleveland
G.5: Celtics 96, Cavaliers 89 at Boston, TBD, TNT
G.6: Celtics 97, Cavaliers 92 at Cleveland
(2) Pistons 4 vs. 1 Magic (3)
G.1: Pistons 91, Magic 72 at Detroit
G.2: Pistons 100, Magic 93 at Detroit
G.3: Magic 111, Pistons 86 at Orlando
G.4: Pistons 90, Magic 89 at Orlando, TBD (TBD)
G.5: Pistons 91, Magic 86 at Detroit

 

First Round - All the scores

Western Conference
(1) L.A. Lakers 4 vs. 0 Denver Nuggets (8)
G.1: Lakers 128, Nuggets 114 at L.A. Lakers
G.2: Lakers 122, Nuggets 107 at L.A. Lakers
G.3: Lakers 102, Nuggets 84 at Denver
G.4: Lakers 107, Nuggets 101 at Denver


 
(2) N.O. Hornets 4 vs. 1 Dallas Mavericks (7)
G.1: Hornets 104, Mavericks 92 at New Orleans
G.2: Hornets 127, Mavericks 103 New Orleans
G.3: Mavericks 97, Hornets 87 at Dallas
G.4: Hornets 97, Mavericks 84 at Dallas
G.5: Hornets 99, Mavericks 94 at New Orleans
 
(3) San Antonio Spurs 4 vs. 1 Phoenix Suns (6)
G.1: Spurs 117, Suns 115 (2OT) at San Antonio
G.2: Spurs 102, Suns 96 at San Antonio
G.3: Spurs 115, Suns 99 at Phoenix
G.4: Suns 105, Spurs 86 at Phoenix
G.5: Spurs 92, Suns 87 at San Antonio
(4) Utah Jazz 4 vs. 2 Houston Rockets (5)
G.1: Jazz 93, Rockets 82 at Houston
G.2: Jazz 90, Rockets 84 at Houston
G.3: Rockets 94, Jazz 92 at Utah
G.4: Jazz 86, Rockets 82 at Utah
G.5: Rockets 95, Jazz 69 at Houston
G.6: Jazz 113, Rockets 91 at Utah
 
Eastern Conference
(1) Boston Celtics 4 vs. 3 Atlanta Hawks (8)
G.1: Celtics 104, Hawks 81 at Boston
G.2: Celtics 96, Hawks 77 at Boston
G.3: Hawks 102, Celtics 93 at Atlanta
G.4: Hawks 97, Celtics 92 at Atlanta
G.5: Celtics 110, Hawks 85 at Boston
G.6: Hawks 103, Celtics 100 at Atlanta
G.7: Celtics 99, Hawks 65 at Boston
(2) Detroit Pistons 4 vs. 2 Philadelphia 76ers (7)
G.1: 76ers 90, Pistons 86 at Detroit
G.2: Pistons 105, 76ers 88 at Detroit
G.3: 76ers 95, Pistons 75 at Philadelphia
G.4: Pistons 93, 76ers 84 at Philadelphia
G.5: Pistons 98, 76ers 81 at Detroit
G.6: Pistons 100, 76ers 77 at Philadelphia
(3) Orlando Magic 4 vs. 1 Toronto Raptors (6)
G.1: Magic 114, Raptors 100 at Orlando
G.2: Magic 104, Raptors 103 at Orlando
G.3: Raptors 108, Magic 94 at Toronto
G.4: Magic 106, Raptors 94 at Toronto
G.5: Magic 102, Raptors 92 at Orlando
(4) Cleveland Cavaliers 4 vs. 2 W. Wizards (5)
G.1: Cavaliers 93, Wizards 86 at Cleveland
G.2: Cavaliers 116, Wizards 86 at Cleveland
G.3: Wizards 108, Cavaliers 72 at Washington
G.4: Cavaliers 100, Wizards 97 at Washington
G.5: Wizards 88, Cavaliers 87 at Cleveland
G.6: Cavaliers 105, Wizards 88 at Washington

- Note that by winning the Northwest Division, Utah (54-28) earned the 4th seed but Houston, with the 5th seed had a better record (55-27) and the home court advantage.

- Related:
Complete 2007-08 NBA Standings
2007-08 NBA season summary and awards.

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