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What year did the Lakers beat the Celtics in the Finals?

What year did the Lakers beat the Celtics in the Finals?

In the 1984 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to have the upper hand on their arch-rival Boston Celtics, but they blew a couple of close games and lost the series in seven painful games.

How many times did Lakers and Celtics meet in the finals?

The Celtics and the Lakers are the two most storied franchises in the NBA, and the rivalry has often been called the greatest in the NBA. The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have met a record 12 times in the NBA Finals, with their first such meeting being in 1959.

Who was the Finals MVP for the Lakers in 2009?

Kobe Bryant
2009 NBA Finals

Team Coach Wins Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson 4 Orlando Magic Stan Van Gundy 1
Dates June 4–14
MVP Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Hall of Famers Lakers: Kobe Bryant (2020) Coaches: Phil Jackson (2007)
Eastern Finals Magic defeated Cavaliers, 4–2

Who is better Lakers or Celtics?

Even though the Lakers have been in the NBA for two fewer years than the Celtics, the Lakers have 3,084 wins (most in the NBA) compared to just 3,028. Boston has an impressive . 595 winning percentage, but the Lakers are tops in the NBA at .

When did Celtics win championship?

Led by Russell and point guard Bob Cousy, the Celtics won their first NBA championship in 1957….

Boston Celtics
Championships 17 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008)

Who did Lebron lose to in the playoffs in 2009?

The Pistons were swept by the Cavs, while the Spurs lost to the Dallas Mavericks 4–1….2009 NBA playoffs.

Dates April 18–June 14, 2009
Champions Los Angeles Lakers (15th title)
Runners-up Orlando Magic (2nd finals appearance)
Semifinalists Cleveland Cavaliers Denver Nuggets
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