Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 12, 1984: The Celtics Win Their 15th Title

     On June 12, 1984, the Boston Celtics laid claim to their 15th title with a 111-102 defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Lakers in scoring with 29 in the deciding contest, but he was not able to carry his team to victory. Cedric Maxwell led the way for Boston with 24 points. Dennis Johnson followed him with 22, which included two crucial free throws late in the contest, and the MVP of the series Larry Bird scored an even 20. Bird averaged 27 points and 14 rebounds in the series, as he helped bring a parade to the streets of Beantown.

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