September 28, 2022

The Boston Celtics are on the doorstep of reaching the 2022 NBA Finals, a well-known place for one of the crucial storied franchises in all {of professional} sports activities.

What number of occasions have the Celtics been to the Finals? Boston entered the 2021-22 season with 21 NBA Finals appearances in its illustrious historical past. The Celtics first reached the title sequence in 1957.

The Celtics final reached the Finals in 2010. Boston reignited its rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers for a seven-game sequence, ending with Kobe Bryant successful his fifth and closing championship.

Two years earlier, the Celtics wanted six video games to beat the Lakers within the 2008 NBA Finals. It marked Boston’s most up-to-date championship.

The final half-decade of Celtics’ basketball has been highlighted by close to misses in an try to get again to the NBA Finals. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers eradicated Boston from the Japanese Convention Finals in 2017 and 2018. The Miami Warmth eradicated the Celtics from the NBA’s bubble in Recreation 6 of the 2020 Japanese Convention Finals. 

As a member of the Warmth, James helped preserve the Celtics out of the 2012 NBA Finals in a seven-game Japanese Convention Finals. James scored 45 factors on 19-26 capturing in an iconic Recreation 6 efficiency. Six years later, James had 35 factors, 15 rebounds and 9 assists in a Recreation 7 victory at TD Backyard to maintain Boston out of the NBA Finals.

A good portion of Celtics’ NBA Finals appearances came visiting 35 years in the past. Larry Chook led Boston to the NBA Finals 5 occasions, together with 4 straight appearances from 1984 to 1987. Chook’s Celtics had a 3-2 document within the NBA Finals.

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The Lakers and Celtics are tied with 17 championships, although Boston’s 4 defeats within the NBA Finals are 11 fewer than their rivals. 

From 1957 via 1969, Boston made the Finals yearly apart from 1967. 

Invoice Russell received 11 championships with the Celtics, changing into the winningest participant within the historical past of workforce sports activities. Just a few years after Russell’s retirement, Boston received the NBA Finals in 1974 and 1976.

The Lakers and St. Louis Hawks are the one groups which have overwhelmed the Celtics within the NBA Finals.

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics gestures through the fourth quarter in Recreation Seven of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Japanese Convention Semifinals towards the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Backyard on Might 15, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Adam Glanzman/Getty Photographs

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