Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics: Breaking Down the Monumental Matchup

January 28th, 2011 by Andrew Bock Leave a reply »
This Sunday the most storied rivalry in professional basketball heads back to L.A. as the Boston Celtics square off against the Los Angeles Lakers in a rematch of the 2010 NBA Finals.

This is the first time the two teams will have met since a classic game seven, giving the Celtics a shot at revenge and the Lakers a chance to put another exclamation point on their championship victory.

Both teams are well on their ways back to potentially meeting one another in the finals as the Celtics sit atop the standings in the East, while the Lakers are second in West behind only the San Antonio Spurs.

The successes of both teams should come as no surprise as each squad returns the top two-thirds of their rosters, keeping their cores intact -- not requiring the need to add too much to their repertoires in the offseason.

But there are some newcomers and updated factors that will decide the outcome of Sunday’s epic matchup.  Let’s break down the two teams, piece by Pierce and see how they stack up against each other this season.

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