Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Flashback: Celtics return to the top

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, left, Ray Allen, center,

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Day 30 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Boston Celtics. The Celtics franchise has won 17 NBA titles, and has 11 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: June 17, 2008

Situation: The No. 1 Boston Celtics lead the No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers, 3-2, heading to Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals

Context: It had been a long time since the Celtics won an NBA title....

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Flashback: Lakers, Celtics, Game 7

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest reacts after

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Day 29 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers franchise has 16 NBA titles, and has 18 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: June 17, 2010

Situation: The No. 1 Los Angeles Lakers and the No. 4 Boston Celtics are tied, 3-3, heading to Game 7 of the NBA Finals

Context: Under the Zen Master, Phil Jackson, the Lakers took home...

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Flashback: MJ's last shot with the Bulls

Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan scowls over his shoulder

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Day 28 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls franchise has six NBA titles, and has 13 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: June 14, 1998

Situation: The No. 1 Chicago Bulls lead the No. 1 Utah Jazz, 3-2, heading to Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Context: Coming off back-to-back NBA titles in two of the most dominant season in NBA history,...

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Flashback: Duncan did what?!

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan wipes his

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Day 27 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs franchise has four NBA titles, and has 19 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: April 19, 2008

Situation: The No. 3 San Antonio Spurs and the No. 6 Phoenix Suns open up the first round of the playoffs

Context: With the 2006-07 season ending in a title, the Spurs had firmly established...

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Flashback: The Pistons-Nets marathon

Detroit Pistons' Tayshaun Prince, left, Chauncey Billups and

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Day 26 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons franchise has three NBA titles, and has 13 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 14, 2004

Situation: The No. 3 Detroit Pistons and the No. 2 New Jersey Nets are tied, 2-2, heading to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Context: After getting swept by the New Jersey Nets...

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Flashback: The Answer hangs 50

Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson reacts during the first

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Day 25 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers franchise has three NBA titles, and has nine playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 16, 2001

Situation: The No. 1 Philadelphia 76ers and the No. 5 Toronto Raptors are tied, 2-2, heading to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Context: From the 1949-50 season to 1990-91,...

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Flashback: Warriors shock the Mavericks

Confetti drops as the Golden State Warriors celebrate

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Day 24 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Golden State Warriors. The Warrios franchise has three NBA titles, and has three playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 3, 2007

Situation: The No. 8 Golden State Warriors lead the No. 1 Dallas Mavericks, 3-2, heading to Game 6 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs

Context: In 1947, the then-Philadelphia...

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Flashback: 8 points, 9 seconds

Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller celebrates at the

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Day 23 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers franchise has three ABA titles but has never won an NBA title, and has 15 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 7, 1995

Situation: The No. 2 Indiana Pacers and the No. 3 New York Knicks square off in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals

Context: A year after the franchise’s...

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Flashback: Houston ducks under . . . got it!

New York Knicks guard Allan Houston goes up

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Day 22 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the New York Knicks. The Knicks franchise has two NBA titles, and has 12 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 16, 1999

Situation: The No. 8 New York Knicks and the No. 1 Miami Heat are tied, 2-2, heading to Game 5 of the 1999 Eastern Conference first round.

Context: The Knicks embodied the topsy-turvy lockout-shortened...

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Flashback: Boston's historic comeback

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, center, stands on

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Day 21 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the New Jersey Nets. The Nets franchise has two ABA titles but has never won an NBA title, and has 10 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 25, 2002

Situation: The No. 1 New Jersey Nets and the No. 3 Boston Celtics are tied, 1-1, heading to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals

Context: In a remarkable turnaround,...

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