Even though the final game was in Los Angeles, you could almost hear Johnny Most’s voice and see Red Auerbach light his victory cigar as the Boston Celtics completed the biggest season turnaround in NBA history with the largest win in an NBA Finals game. . The storied franchise finally took back what was once considered its personal property: the Championship crown.

This year, the Celtics will be in a position they haven’t been in in over twenty years. The men in green will take the field as the defending champions and all opponents will try to defeat them in eighty-two regular and sixteen postseason games. Each of them will be a show worth seeing and a ticket hard to come by. The days of empty seats in Boston and on the road are over for the Celtics and fans will have to buy their tickets early if they want to see them live.

Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and, of course, Kevin Garnett will return to the team that now has seventeen NBA titles and each will now face critics who claim they are too old to do it again. With their starting lineup rounded out by Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins, they now have a battle-tested group and most of their supporting cast is still in place. Posey is gone, but Eddie House, Leon Powe and Sam Cassell are still there. PJ Brown is one of the oldest players in the league, but he showed last year that he can still pull through when needed and Glen “Big Baby” Davis will be a force to be reckoned with.

Can you repeat? If you ask that question in Boston, you’ll get a unanimous “yes.” Around the league, many have doubts. The Lakers will be better, Miami did well in the offseason and Boston barely edged out Cleveland in the playoffs. There are others that seem to be on the rise like Chicago and Atlanta, and the perennial powerhouses of Detroit and San Antonio can never be discounted.

Next season is definitely going to be exciting and the Boston Celtics will be in contention for a title once again. Available tickets will be hard to come by, so if you’re a fan, you’ll really want to get yours today. 2TicketGuys.com has basketball tickets for the Celtics and all your other NBA favorites available right now. To get the best seats, go to: