Boston Celtics defeat Detroit Pistons, 89-81

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Doubts, there were always doubts.

Could the guys with the big reps and the big paychecks play together? Was the supporting cast capable of being supportive enough? Could they win on the road? Could they win on the West Coast? A 66-16 record answered all those queries.

Then came the playoffs.

There was the road thing. Seven games against the eighth seed? Bad. More road struggles against Cleveland. Two seven-game series in a row. Bad. Were they...

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - A World Series, a Super Bowl, and now a trip back to the NBA Finals. These are golden days in our region. If you are a New England sports fans, every day is Thanksgiving.

Rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons, 89-81, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals last night, earning a spot in the championship for the first time in 21 years.

Time to dust off the old Larry Bird/Magic Johnso...

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - After being dead for years, the Celtics-Lakers rivalry finally came back to life last night.

The Celtics advanced to the NBA Finals by defeating the Detroit Pistons, 89-81, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Boston won its 20th conference crown and will make its first Finals appearance since 1987. The Celtics will play the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals for the 11th time, having w...