In another classic contest, the Boston Celtics edged past the Los Angeles Lakers by a single point in an 87-86 contest Thursday night. This latest version of a Lakers – Celtics rivalry shows signs of once again breeding a head on collision in the NBA playoffs.
Both the Lakers and Celtics have made a habit out of winning, albeit with different styles. Los Angeles has more flash the Celtics more meat, a reflection of the cities they call home. But both have a long tradition of winning in the NBA and both are clearly among the top teams in their divisions. It just seems inevitable that any matchup between these two is merely a prelude for when the NBA Championship is up for grabs.