That's right ladies and gentlemen, the rivalry has been renewed once again and this time things are guaranteed to be different!!! The last time the Boston Celtics met the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals was in 2008 when the Celtics ousted the Lakers in six games with 4-2 advantage. Looking to repeat after 2008, the Boston Celtics struggled in the playoffs against the Orlando Magic due to the absence defensive anchor and emotional team leader Kevin Garnett. Suffering a knee injury earlier in the season, Kevin Garnett was in no shape to contribute the way he wanted to in hopes of repeating a NBA championship. While the Celtics struggled in 2009, the Lakers were geared up with an experienced team and a renewed focus to return to the NBA Finals and take back the top spot which was once theirs. Disposing of the Orlando Magic in five games, the Lakers conquered the 2009 NBA Finals with a commanding 4-1 advantage and returned to the top of mountain. Now with the acquisition of Ron Artest and Kobe more focused than ever before, the Lakers look to get revenge and take one step closer in tying the franchise record of NBA championships with the Boston Celtics at 17 and the L.A. Lakers at 15. If you're having a hard time trying to figure out what I'm saying, I'll say it like this........Los Angeles Lakers 2010 NBA Finals World Champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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