Even though the final game was in Los Angeles you could almost hear the voice of Johnny Most and see Red Auerbach light his victory cigar as the Boston Celtics completed the largest single season turnaround in NBA history with the most lopsided victory ever in an NBA finals game . The storied franchise finally re-took what had once considered their personal property: the Championship crown.
This year, the Celtics will be in a position that they have not been for over twenty years. The men in green will step out onto the court as the defending champions and all opponents will be gunning to take them down for eighty-two regular and sixteen post-season games. Each of them will be a show well worth watching and a difficult ticket to come by. The days of empty seats in Boston and on the road have come to an end for the Celtics and fans will have to get their tickets early if they want to see them live.
Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and of course Kevin Garnett will all be returning to the team that now has seventeen NBA titles and each will now be dealing with the critics who claim that they are too old to do it again. With their starting lineup rounded out by Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins they now have a battle tested group and most of their supporting cast is still in place. Posey is gone but Eddie House, Leon Powe, and Sam Cassell are still there. PJ Brown is one of the oldest players in the league but he proved last year that he can still come through when he's needed and Glen "Big Baby" Davis will be a force to be reckoned with.
Can they repeat? If you ask that question in Boston you'll get a unanimous "yes". Around the league, many have doubts. The Lakers will be better, Miami did well in the off season and Boston barely got through Cleveland in the playoffs. There are others who seem to be up and coming like Chicago and Atlanta and perennial powerhouses Detroit and San Antonio can never be counted out.
The upcoming season will certainly be exciting and the Boston Celtics will be in the mix for a title once again. Available tickets will be hard to come by so, if you're a fan, you really want to get yours today. 2TicketGuys.com has basketball tickets for the Celtics and all your other NBA favorites available right now. For the best seats, go to: