NBA Finals

(Kevork Djansezian - AP)
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

CELTICS LEAD SERIES, 3-1 (*if necessary)

Game 1June 5 at BostonCeltics 98, Lakers 88
Game 2June 8 at BostonCeltics 108, Lakers 102
Game 3June 10 at Los AngelesLakers 87, Celtics 81
Game 4June 12 at Los AngelesCeltics 97, Lakers 91
Game 5Tonight at Los Angeles9 p.m.WJLA-7, WMAR-2
Game 6*Tuesday at Boston9 p.m.WJLA-7, WMAR-2
Game 7*Thursday at Boston9 p.m.WJLA-7, WMAR-2

BY THE NUMBERS

14

NBA Finals that have ended in five games. It last occurred in 2004, when the Detroit Pistons defeated the Lakers. The Celtics have won a series in five games twice, beating the San Francisco Warriors in 1964 and the Lakers in '65.

QUOTABLE

"Sounds like everybody is getting their what-happens-if-we-lose stories together, huh?"

-- Lakers G Derek Fisher, after receiving a series of questions about Kobe Bryant yesterday

QUOTABLE

" I borrowed Phil's peace pipe. We had a big kumbaya meeting. "

-- Lakers G Kobe Bryant on how he motivated his teammates after the disappointing 97-91 loss in Game 4


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