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The Finals

Celtics vs. Lakers | Lakers Win 4-3

Game 1

BOS
89

@

LAL
102

OT

Thu. June 3 9:00 PM ET on ABC

Game 2

BOS
103

@

LAL
94

OT

Sun. June 6 8:00 PM ET on ABC

Game 3

LAL
91

@

BOS
84

OT

Tue. June 8 9:00 PM ET on ABC

Game 4

LAL
89

@

BOS
96

OT

Thu. June 10 9:00 PM ET on ABC

Game 5

LAL
86

@

BOS
92

OT

Sun. June 13 8:00 PM ET on ABC

Game 6

BOS
67

@

LAL
89

OT

Tue. June 15 9:00 PM ET on ABC

Game 7

BOS
79

@

LAL
83

OT

Thu. June 17 9:00 PM ET on ABC

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
90.6 87.1 0.418 0.280 0.765

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
87.1 90.6 0.433 0.308 0.772

Game 7: Lakers 83, Celtics 79

Sweet repeat! Lakers take epic Game 7 over Celtics

In a back and forth struggle filled with tension and drama the whole way through, the Lakers won their second straight NBA championship behind great performances from Pau Gasol, Ron Artest, and Finals MVP Kobe Bryant.

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Video & Analysis

Pop the Cork

The Lakers pop the traditional champagne in the locker room at Staples.

Opinion

Sweet 16

Shaun Powell says this may have been the toughest Lakers title yet.

    Postgame: Fisher

    Derek Fisher talks about winning his fifth NBA title as a Laker.

    Postgame: Rivers

    Doc Rivers says a lack of size was the difference in the series.

    Lakers Celebrate

    The Lakers celebrate after defeating the Celtics in a thrilling Game 7.

    Photo Gallery

    Game 7 Action

    Check out the best images from the Celtics-Lakers showdown in Game 7.

      Game 6: Lakers 89, Celtics 67

      Lakers force Game 7 with dominating win over Celtics

      Facing elimination, the Lakers came out focused and determined and it paid off in a big way as they trounced the Celtics to force Game 7. Kobe Bryant led the way with 26 points and 11 rebounds.

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      Video & Analysis

      Game 7 Lookahead

      The NBA TV crew previews the winner-take-all Game 7.

        Opinion

        Writing History

        Legacies will be defined in Thursday's Game 7, writes Shaun Powell.

          Postgame: Rivers

          Doc Rivers says a lack of trust on offense cost the Celtics in Game 6.

          Game Time: Odom

          Lamar Odom chats with C-Webb and McHale after Game 6.

          Postgame: Jackson

          Phil Jackson says the Lakers defense paved the way for the win.

          Photo Gallery

          Game 6 Action

          Check out the best images from the Lakers' key Game 6 victory.

            Game 5: Celtics 92, Lakers 86

            Kobe's epic performance can't keep Celtics from win

            Kobe Bryant went on another one of his epic runs, pouring in 19 points in the third quarter before finishing with 38. But the Celtics won all the hustle points on both ends of the floor to pull within one game of the NBA title.

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            Video & Analysis

            Game 6 Lookahead

            The NBA TV crew discusses what the Lakers need to do to win Game 6.

              Postgame: Rivers

              Doc Rivers offers praise for Paul Pierce and explains a key late play.

                Postgame: Pierce

                Paul Pierce talks about the possibility of clinching the title in his hometown.

                Postgame: Jackson

                Phil Jackson breaks down the ups and downs for L.A. in the third quarter.

                Opinion

                'Black Mamba' Strikes

                Kobe Bryant gave out one of his best shots and Boston handled it.

                  Photo Gallery

                  Game 5 Action

                  Check out some of the best snanpshots from Boston's Game 5 victory.

                    Game 4: Celtics 96, Lakers 89

                    Big Baby makes big impact as Celtics even series

                    Led by Glen Davis and Nate Robinson, Boston's bench scored 21 fourth-quarter points to rally the Celtics past the Lakers and even the series at two games apiece. Davis had 18 points for Boston, while Kobe Bryant had 33 for L.A.

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                    Game 5 Lookahead

                    The NBA TV takes a look at what is now a best 2-of-3 series.

                      Opinion

                      Missing in Action

                      The Lakers need a healthy Andrew Bynum if they want to win the title.

                        Post: Celtics Bench

                        Glen Davis and Nate Robinson talk about their performances.

                        Postgame: Gasol

                        Pau Gasol says the Lakers know what improvements they need moving forward.

                        Postgame: Rivers

                        Doc Rivers talks about the bench's performance in the win in Game 4.

                          Photo Gallery

                          Game 4 Action

                          Check out the best images from the Celtics series-tying win.

                            Game 3: Lakers 91, Celtics 84

                            Fisher's fourth quarter heroics lead Lakers to win

                            Supposedly the Lakers weak link, Derek Fisher scored 11 fourth-quarter points as L.A. reclaimed home-court advantage with a close win in Game 3. Kobe Bryant had 29 points and seven rebounds.

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                            Video & Analysis

                            Game 4 Lookahead

                            The NBA TV crew takes a look at what to expect in Thursday's Game 4.

                              Postgame: Fisher

                              An emotional Derek Fisher talks about the importance of the Lakers win.

                              Postgame: Rivers

                              Doc Rivers talks about Ray Allen's horrific shooting night.

                                Postgame: Jackson

                                Phil Jackson talks about Derek Fisher's impact on Game 3.

                                  Opinion

                                  O-fer Allen

                                  After a record-setting Game 2, Ray Allen was ice cold in the Celtics loss.

                                    Photo Gallery

                                    Game 3 Action

                                    Check out the best images from the Lakers big road win over the Celtics.

                                      Game 2: Celtics 103, Lakers 94

                                      Allen's record night helps Celtics even the series

                                      Ray Allen was deadly from behind the arc, setting an NBA Finals record by sinking seven 3s in the first half. Rajon Rondo took charge later on, racking up his fifth playoff triple-double.

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                                      Video & Analysis

                                      Game 3 Lookahead

                                      The NBA TV crew says what to expect in Boston for Game 3.

                                        Postgame: Jackson

                                        Phil Jackson discusses the Lakers lack of execution during the Game 2 loss.

                                        Postgame: Rivers

                                        Doc Rivers talks about the play of Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo.

                                        Allen's 3

                                        See Ray Allen's record-setting 3s in breathtaking super slow-mo.

                                        Opinion

                                        The Play of Ray

                                        Ray Allen shoots his way into NBA history by hitting eight 3s during Game 2.

                                          Photo Gallery

                                          Game 2 Action

                                          Check out photos from the Celtics' crucial Game 2 win over the Lakers.

                                            Game 1: Lakers 102, Celtics 89

                                            Lakers make strong statement with Game 1 win

                                            If the early moments of Game 1 were any inclination, the 2010 Finals are going to be physical. Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and the Lakers overpowered the Celtics to grab a series-opening victory.

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                                            Video & Analysis

                                            Game 2 Lookahead

                                            The NBA TV crew looks at the issues the Celtics need to address for Game 2.

                                              Postgame: Jackson

                                              Phil Jackson talks about the factors that led to L.A.'s gritty series-opening win.

                                              Postgame: Pierce

                                              Paul Pierce explains why the Celtics' pride isn't shaken after a big loss.

                                              Postgame: Rivers

                                              Doc Rivers says the Celtics will need to improve their defense and intensity.

                                                Opinion

                                                About Face

                                                Pau Gasol is doing his best to put the accusations of him being soft to rest.

                                                  Photo Gallery

                                                  Game 1 Action

                                                  Check out the best shots from the Lakers' Game 1 win over the Celtics.

                                                  Celtics-Lakers Series Preview

                                                  Lakers ready to renew their age-old rivalry with Celtics

                                                  Here we go again. The Lakers and Celtics, longtime rivals with storied histories, will clash for the NBA title. Will Boston hang an 18th banner from the rafters or will Kobe snag a fifth ring?

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                                                  Video & Analysis

                                                  Winner: Celtics

                                                  Taking a look back at the Celtics' series win over Orlando in the East finals.

                                                    Winner: Lakers

                                                    Taking a look back at the Lakers' series win over Phoenix in the West finals.

                                                      Opinion

                                                      Center of Attention

                                                      Despite injury concerns, Andrew Bynum can be a difference-maker for L.A.

                                                        Opinion

                                                        Doing The Dirty Work

                                                        Derek Fisher has lasted this long because he's too smart, tough and stubborn.

                                                          Opinion

                                                          Rising Rondo

                                                          An understudy in 2008, Rajon Rondo is now the leading man for the Celtics.

                                                            There's No 'I' in Team

                                                            The Celtics' surprising run through the playoffs is all about working as a team.

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