Davis, Celtics Advance to NBA Finals

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Davis, Celtics Advance to NBA Finals

BOSTON — One title has never been enough.

Not for the Boston Celtics.

The league’s most-decorated franchise avoided the biggest playoff collapse in NBA history and earned a chance to hang an unprecedented 18th championship banner from the rafters, beating Orlando 96-84 on Friday night to eliminate the Magic in six games and advance to the NBA Finals.

Former LSU star Glen Davis returned to the court just two days after a scary concussion left him staggering around the court in Game 5 and scored six points with seven rebounds in 18 minutes. He entered the game to a standing ovation and left to another.

Davis has averaged 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds during the 2010 Playoffs, and plays a key role in the Celtics run for the NBA title.

Another former Tiger, Brandon Bass, was on the losing end of the series. Bass played in seven of the Magic’s playoff games and averaged 2.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.

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