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11 Facts About the Boston Celtics

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The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

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Founded in 1946 and one of eight NBA teams to survive the league's first decade, the team is owned by Boston Basketball Partners LLC.

Boston Basketball Partners L.L.C. is an American local private investment group formed to purchase the NBA Basketball team Boston Celtics.

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The Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden, which they share with the National Hockey League 's Boston Bruins.

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league composed of 31 member clubs: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

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The franchise's 17 championships are the most of any NBA franchise, and account for 24.3 percent of all NBA championships since the league's founding in 1946.

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As a percentage of championships won, the Celtics are the most successful franchise to date in the major four traditional North American professional sports leagues.

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The Celtics have played the Lakers a record 12 times in the Finals, including their most recent appearances in 2008 and 2010, where the Celtics have won nine meetings.

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Four Celtics players have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for an NBA record total of 10 MVP awards.

The National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player is an annual National Basketball Association award given since the 1955–56 NBA season to the best performing player of the regular season.

In sports, a most valuable player award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best-performing player in an entire league, for a particular competition, or on a specific team.

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Their mascot 'Lucky the Leprechaun' is a nod to the team's Irish heritage and to Boston's historically large Irish population.

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The Celtics rose again after struggling through the 1990s to win a championship in 2008 with the help of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen in what was known as the new "Big 3" era, following the original "Big 3" era of the 1980s that featured Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish.

Larry Joe Bird is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, currently serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association.

Kevin Maurice Garnett is an American former professional basketball player who played the power forward and center positions for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

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After the end of the Big 3, general manager Danny Ainge began a rebuilding process with the help of new head coach Brad Stevens, who led the Celtics to a return to the playoffs in 2015.

Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge is an American basketball executive and retired professional basketball and baseball player.

Bradley Kent "Brad" Stevens is an American professional basketball head coach for the Boston Celtics of the NBA.

A head coach, senior coach, or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes.

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