On This Date 5/2/1968

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The Boston Celtics reign again in the NBA, beating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games with a 124-109 win in the finale at The Forum. In the clincher, the Celtics are led by John Havlicek, who scored 40 points, with ten rebounds and seven assists as Bill Russell, becomes the first African American coach to win an NBA Championship. For the Celtics, it is the 10th championship in 12 years.