Who Won the 2008 NBA Championship?

Boston Celtics

Celtics win the 2008 NBA Finals
Date: 
Jun 17, 2008
Score: 
4-2
Site: 
Boston Garden - Boston, MA
Runner Up: 
Los Angeles Lakers

The Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA title and first in 22 years when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 2 in the 2008 NBA playoffs. It was the first time the two historic franchises met in the finals since 1987.

Paul Pierce of the Celtics was named the finals MVP.

Boston Celtics 4
Los Angeles Lakers 2

GameDateScoreSiteHigh Scorer
GAME 1Jun 5Boston 98, Los Angeles 88TD Banknorth Garden, BostonGarnett, Bryant (24)
GAME 2Jun 8Boston 108, Los Angeles 102TD Banknorth Garden, BostonKobe Bryant (30)
GAME 3Jun 10Los Angeles 87, Boston 81Staples Center, Los AngelesKobe Bryant (36)
GAME 4Jun 12Boston 97, Los Angeles 91Staples Center, Los AngelesPaul Pierce (20)
GAME 5Jun 15Los Angeles 103, Boston 98Staples Center, Los AngelesPaul Pierce (38)
GAME 6Jun 17Boston 131, Los Angeles 92TD Banknorth Garden, BostonAllen, Garnett (26)

2008 NBA Playoffs

1 Los Angeles Lakers4   
8 Denver Nuggets0Los Angeles Lakers4  
  Los Angeles Lakers4 
4 Utah Jazz4Utah Jazz2  
5 Houston Rockets2   
   Los Angeles Lakers2
2 New Orleans Hornets4   
7 Dallas Mavericks1New Orleans Hornets3  
  San Antonio Spurs1 
3 San Antonio Spurs4San Antonio Spurs4  
6 Phoenix Suns1   
  BOSTON CELTICS
1 Boston Celtics4   
8 Atlanta Hawks3Boston Celtics4  
  Boston Celtics4 
4 Cleveland Cavaliers4Cleveland Cavaliers3  
5 Washington Wizards2   
   Boston Celtics4
2 Detroit Pistons4   
7 Philadelphia 76ers2Detroit Pistons4  
  Detroit Pistons2 
3 Orlando Magic4Orlando Magic1  
6 Toronto Raptors1