14 Jun 2010

Boston Celtics one winfrom claiming NBA finals series

6:48 pm on 14 June 2010

The Boston Celtics basketball team is just one win away from a record 18th NBA championship, after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 in Boston.

The Celtics' were lead by shooting guard Paul Pierce, who had his best game of the series and scored 27 points.

The Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant top-scored with 38 points, including 19 in the third quarter, but it wasn't enough for the visitors who suffered from a lack of balanced scoring.

The Celtics lead the Lakers three games to two in the best-of-seven finals series, with the last two games to be played in Los Angeles.