Boston Celtics Lucky with Number 617

Mike DiMauro@miked31784Senior 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.