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New Miracle Johan Song: Beat LA! 

Herald  Larry Bird, Magic Johnson reflect on rivalry renewed     
Lakers loyalty long gone to Paul Pierce     
Rajon Rondo unfazed by questions     
Larry Bird not buying Kevin Garnett conspiracy theory    
Healthy turn for Tony Allen    
Defense won’t rest when stars collide    
Kendrick Perkins eyes battle with Lakers’ Pau Gasol    
Sam Cassell puts championship experience to good use    
Kobe Bryant: Allen feud nonissue      
Lakers vs. Celtics: We meet again     
Joe Dumars’ message is clear: no one is safe     
Globe    Red zone     
It all stops with mastermind Thibodeau     
It's a test of strength      
Tony Allen looking better at practice      
Moving pieces to make for a chess game     
Bird, Magic still linked      
Doing some analysis      
KG has special shoe      
Blog wars part deux     
Lakers rev up for C's 

More Links After the Jump      

MetroWest Daily  Celtics: Evolution of a center    Playoff postups from practice     
Celticvision interviews     
Celtics up for task of stopping Bryant    
CelticsBlog   10 things,  Finals preview      
Wondering if Flip's firing was a matter of convenience     
LOY's Place   Comments from the other side - Pre game edition       
Celtics 17    What to expect in the BOS-LAL finals     
ESPN    Kobe has reached the legacy stage of his career     
Fiendin' for a ring    
Scouts Inc breakdown       
Prosecutors say Donaghy should get a break       
With the past behind him, Kobe has peace in the present       
Red's Army    Phil must be stopped      
Perkisabeast    Preview and a pairing        
ProJo   Perkins has been having a coming out party       
Odom is fulfilling his destiny in a big way with LA     
Evolution of the Celtics achieved the hard way    
After their brief lull, Celtics itching to get going    
Celtics sympathetic toward fired Flip Saunders     
Ray Allen credits Jim Calhoun for his success       
Bleacher Report    Lakers vs Celtics:  Who will take the crown? 
Sports Alchemist   A true mark of a good marksman  
Wall Street Journal    A hatred born from Laker love        
Edmonton Sun     Series likely hinges on Kobe  
OC Register   Transcript of the Larry Bird and Magic Johnson teleconference      
Lakers aren't worried about Mob mentality         
LA Times   Lakers-Celtics:  a lot of love and a lot more hate    
Respect, rings were at stake       
Celtics rely on defense to get it done   
Lakers are taking this seriously        
Boston's edge doesn't worry Odom     
Matchups favor the Lakers       
LA Daily News   Lakers- Celtics rivalry hits a generation gap   
Star News   Kobe has no beef with teammates  
Press Telegram    Lakers can hit back if needed 
SouthCoast Today    Bird, Magic haven't lost their lore        
Daily News Tribune    Celtics rivals make switch     
USA Today    Of players in the Finals, only a handful have rings      
Gasol has been LA's savior     
Sports Central   NBA Finals:  Easy as ABC     
Sports of Boston    An outside look at an intriguing matchup  
Mercury News  Lakers-Celtics rivalry just isn't the same    
Worcester Telegram    Posey had a pocketful of luck to pick Celtics    
Two faced           
Healing of his heel has Tony on his toes     
NY Sun   Great season ends with perfect Final     
Examiner   Talent, experience say Lakers in 5     
Hartford Courant   Rivalry renewed:   Bird vs Magic      
Enterprise   Tony Allen battles through Achilles tendon injury      
Washington Post   On eve of the Finals, these friends are seeing Red    
Sports Hub LA    3 ways to beat the Celtics, 3 ways to lose to the Celtics     
Yahoo Sports    Memphis owner now questions value of Gasol deal     
NECN   Giardi goes man to man with Posey     
Norwich Bulletin   Kendrick Perkins ready for Finals challenge      
Fox Sports    Ainge firmly focused on the Celtics' present    
Point guard battle offers unique contrast         
West looking forward to experiencing rivalry as a fan   }
Lakers Library    The Boston Celtic game plan             
Sporting News  Lakers vs Celtics:  Which has better Big Three?     Top 20 Celtics-Lakers Finals moments    
Hoopsworld   Garnett, Adidas to honor Boston in Finals     
Sports Alchemist    NBA Finals analysis and fearless forecast       
The Hoop Doctors    Can Kobe Bryant guard Ray Allen or Paul Pierce?
Smarter Sports Blog   Ray Allen is Nostradamas       
UK Wildcat Country   Rajon Rondo continues to convert doubters       
Forum Blue and Gold   Things you should know about the Celtics 
BostonSportZ   Celtics versus Lakers:  So Cal Sports Hub's take 
You Got Rondo'd Rebok videos     Celtics can make winning case, too        
RealGM    Bird:  Pierce has to win a title      
Raw Sports Blog   Vertical horizon:  Red Auerbach vs Phil Jackson     
Lex Nihil Novi     The roller coaster ride ain't over       
Jack could handle the truth, Memorial Day massacre no biggie for Nicholson      
For the uninitiated           
A video worthy of the rivalry         
Ode to the black hole: The man who made this season possible  
Courtside View   A festivus miracle for Tony Allen      
Parquet Wishes   Red vs the Zen Master     
Rock-em sock-em Ray Allen          
Metro    He's on point        

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