Boston Celtics Lucky with Number 617

Mike DiMauroSenior Writer IJune 19, 2008

What would Boston and the number 617 have in common?

If you play with the numbers 617, here's what you get:

June 17: The date that the Boston Celtics won the championship.

Game 6: It took that many games to win the championship.

17: The total number of titles won by the Celtics, including the 2008 title.

617: Boston's area code.

It's their first area code, even though it has since divided into 508, 781 and 978.

Boston has an overlaying area code of 857.

6: The number of titles the Boston's major sport leagues teams have won since 2002.

Here's some more play with numbers:

39: The biggest margin of victory.

Final score: 131-92.

1986: When the Celtics won title 16.

1987: The last time before 2008 that the Celtics appeared in an NBA final.

9: The number of times that the Celtics have won the NBA Finals over the Lakers.

11: The number of times that the Celtics and Lakers have met in the NBA Finals.