The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics are the NBA’s most storied rivalry. After battling repeatedly in the 60s and 80s, the rivalry was renewed once again in the 2000s with the Lakers signing Pau Gasol and the Celtics adding Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to accompany Paul Pierce. These two teams have accounted for the last three NBA titles and have what it takes to win another in 2011.
In an 82-game season, few regular games hold special significance but when the Celtics and Lakers meet, it’s always a statement game.
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