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.