A Big Ticket Back to the Finals
The Celtics were no doubt disappointed by their early playoff exit in 2009, but with a healthy Kevin Garnett the team hoped for a return to the NBA Finals in 2010. Boston won 50 games and another Atlantic Division title in the regular season before dispatching the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic in no more than six games apiece during the 2010 NBA Playoffs. This set up another showdown with their rival Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals. Though the Celtics took a 3-1 series advantage early on, they fell in two low-scoring affairs in Games 6 and 7 to miss out on a championship.
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