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Celtics legend Bill Russell poses with Kevin Garnett (right) after Boston secured its 17th championship.
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Season Review: 2007-08


Posted Jul 25 2011 9:49PM

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Frustrated from years of postseason eliminations in Minnesota, Kevin Garnett got a fresh start with a trade to the Boston Celtics prior to the 2007-08 NBA season. Joining him was the sharpshooting Ray Allen (acquired from Seattle in a trade).

Many wondered whether these two stars could co-exist with Celtics incumbent Paul Pierce, but Boston quickly put those thoughts to bed with a fast start and a top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Battled by the Hawks and Cavs to a seven-game series, the Celtics advanced to the NBA Finals to face an old nemesis, the Los Angeles Lakers.

But MVP Kobe Bryant and the Lakers were no match for a hungry Celtics bunch, who locked up their 17th championship and secured the legacy of Garnett, Allen and Pierce.

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Playoffs

Eastern Conference first round

Boston defeated Atlanta (4-3)
Cleveland defeated Washington (4-2)
Detroit defeated Philadelphia (4-2)
Orlando defeated Toronto (4-1)

Western Conference first round

L.A. Lakers defeated Denver (4-0)
New Orleans defeated Dallas (4-1)
San Antonio defeated Phoenix (4-1)
Utah defeated Houston (4-2)

Eastern Conference semifinals

Boston defeated Cleveland (4-3)
Detroit defeated Orlando (4-1)

Western Conference semifinals

L.A. Lakers defeated Utah (4-2)
San Antonio defeated New Orleans (4-3)

Eastern Conference finals

Boston defeated Detroit (4-2)

Western Conference finals

L.A. Lakers defeated San Antonio (4-1)

NBA Finals

Boston defeated L.A. Lakers (4-2)

Season leaders

PPG -- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (30.0)
FG% -- Andris Biedrins, Golden State Warriors (.626)
FT% -- Peja Stojakovic, New Orleans Orleans (.929)
3PT% -- Jason Kapono, Toronto Raptors (.483)
Assists -- Chris Paul, New Orleans Orleans (11.6)
Rebounds -- Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (14.2)
Steals -- Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets (2.7)
Blocked Shots -- Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets (3.6)

Award winners

Most Valuable Player -- Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Rookie of the Year -- Kevin Durant, Seattle SuperSonics
Defensive Player of the Year -- Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
Most Improved Player -- Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando Magic
Sixth Man of the Year --Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
Coach of the Year -- Byron Scott, New Orleans Hornets
All-Star Game MVP -- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Finals MVP -- Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

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