Lakers & Celtics: Classic Rivalry Renewed

Foes throughout the 1980s, Boston and L.A. meet for the first time since 1987.

2008 NBA Finals

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Lakers and Celtics
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Celtic and Lakers
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Celtic and Lakers
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Celtic and Lakers
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Few arenas in American sports history have matched the aura of the now-demolished Boston Garden … The classic parquet floor … the steamy games (the arena had no air conditioning) … the claustrophobic players' dressing rooms ??? the stale beer-and-smoke smell … and all those championship banners.

Here, an exterior shot of the "Garden" prior to a Celtics game in 1989. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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