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Herald   Celtics not short on energy    
Celtics’ stars hope 3’s a crown    
Celtics individuals have become focused team     
Five keys for the Celtics    
Sam Cassell talks big game    
NBA Finals: Immovable object vs. Irresistible force      
Reggie Lewis on Brian Shaw’s mind     
Little Kobe Bryant finally all grown up    
Pau Gasol deal an absolute steal      
Bryant and Lakers make a change for the better on journey to NBA Finals     
Globe    Passions stir anew as Celtics, Lakers face off for title       
Moment of Truth       
Comfort Zone    
Ticket prices, sponsors on rise for the Green 
Continuation ruler        
Kupchak proved he has a steady hand on and off court     
Shaw has seen both sides    
Garnett will let it flow     
The best defense vs. Lakers' star? All for one       
Net gain     
It's a test of strength     
The best of Celtics Lakers on youtube      
I hate Kobe, so should you      
Tinseltown boys        
Blog wars part 3       
Celtics-Lakers quotes        
New Garden, age old drama   
Celtics top Lakers in NBA 2K8    

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MetroWest Daily    Celtics: Big 3's time has come    
Celtic Pride resurrected      
Celtics Notebook: A pair that has been there   Postups from media day      
Rivalry or not, revamped Celtics look to make own history      
CelticsBlog      Breakin' it down, Finals style:  Celts-Lakers   
The Finals:  A survival guide        
Countdown to tipoff       
LOY's Place     Some game 1 thoughts      
Celtics 17    Comments on double dare by the Lakers      Finals Blog- Media day      
NBA TV game 1 preview    
Media availability videos     
The ultimate Celtics page          
ESPN    Game worn jerseys from Finals to be auctioned online       
Lakers the pick for almost all the ESPN experts      
Battle of the best:  Which prevails-Lakers offense or Celtics defense?  
Previewing the NBA Finals, by the book      
Hoopsworld    Rivalry lives on for Bird, Magic        
Building title contenders   
Red's Army    It's here          
USA Today   Who's in your five?  Favorite All-Celtics to watch    
Lakers:  good luck not doubling Kobe          
Garnett provides big challenge to Lakers' defense      
Next hurdle for Bryant's legacy?  Celtics mystique      
Allen stays humble on new ride into history    
Rivalry revisted:  Celtics, Lakers spark title worthy memories     
Van Gundy:   Celtics defense will give Lakers a Finals test       
Pierce seeking first crown, rates as one of Boston's finest
Tulsa Beacon    Finals with Celtics and Lakers is the throwback series      
Daily Breeze   It's tough to say, but the Celtics will win the title      
SouthCoast Today   Can Kobe be stropped?  C's gambling they have the answer  
Supporting casts stand to make big impact      
Basketblog   Top 5 mistakes a Laker fan hopes Doc Rivers will make    
Kickz 101   The definitive Kobe Bryant vs Ray Allen blog           
Connecticut Post   If the Celtics win it all, this moment will stand out 
Yahoo Sports   Lakers-Celtics just what the commish  ordered   
Celtics relishing chance to be underdogs    Does KG need a ring to define his career?          
Seems like old times:  Lakers, Celtics are back          
Father Knickerbocker   NBA Finals preview from the Knick fan perspective    
Betting Express   Reserves took different paths to end up in Boston     
Eagle Tribune   Don't believe the hype:  Celtics in 6       
Worcester Telegram    Opportunity is finally here for C's captain    
The Star   Celtics expecting to put bruises on Bryant          
Denver Post   Doc vs Phil?  There's only one Zen master     
Daily Herald    Breaking down the NBA Finals        
Hartford Courant   Pierce, Bryant stayed put, made Finals         
News Star      Tech product PJ Brown brings homegrown experience to Celtics   
Washington Post  A perceptible change       
Title showdown pits Lakers offense against Celtics defense     
News Press   Assistant coach Ray out to motivate Celtics 
NY Sun   A case for the Celtics to win championship     
Daily News Tribune   Words of Cassell and Posey have a nice ring     
Patriot Ledger   Celtics depend on Ray Allen to stop Kobe   
Celtics Big 3 looking for 4 more        
Kobe on a solo mission         
No rivalry compares to Celts-Lakers        
And a rookie shall lead them      
If it ain't broke, don't fix it      
Taunton Gazette   Why the Celtics will win       
With Malice   so...NBA Finals, huh?  Who you got?       
NY Daily News    Against Celtics, Kobe takes aim at a title he can call his own  
Yardbarker   Going Live:  Rondo's blog     The official site of Rajon Rondo   
Sports Memo   Celtics have value with series price        
Bright Cove  Perk talks about the upcoming series    
Sporting News   FirstCuts:   Drop $1K on Garnett's kicks      
Kobe Bryant in position to challenge Jordan's throne      
Ranking the stars of the Celtics Lakers  rivalry        
Key players to watch in the NBA Finals    Ex-Wolves Garnett and Saunders head in opposite directions       
NECN   Paul Pierce:  We'll leave it all on the court      
Garnett on what makes the Big 3 special and Rondo a pain in the ...   
Face off:  Mike pics Boston and Collins picks...   
LA Times    The economy hasn't rebounded?  Tell that to Lakers fans  
Celtics Kevin Garnett expects to kick it up a notch        
Lakers might not take flight without their space cadet          
Lakers still figuring out their matchups          
Magic Johnson's rivalry was with the Celtics, not Larry Bird    
Phil Jackson can't run rings around Doc Rivers      
How KG almost became a Laker     
Recognizing Boston's greats was a mandate for Larry Bird   
The rivalry in their words             
Star Tribune    Finally: Celtics, Lakers together again in Finals - and it feels so good      
AFP      Kobe's NBA Finals wisdom can lift Lakers over Celtics     
Title hungry Celtics know their NBA legacy is at stake   
SoCal Sports Hub    3 reasons the Lakers will beat the Celtics      
Armchair GM  3 reasons why the Celtics will beat the Lakers   
Basketbawful    Word of the day:   Rondo      
LA Ball Talk  Lakers-Celtics key matchups       
LSU Sports   Former Tiger Glen Davis to play for NBA title   
Kerrville Daily Times    Convenient trades helped Finals teams     
LA Daily News   Former Clipper Cassell gets another chance at title with Celtics   
Lakers, Celtics must keep emotions in check    
Shamrock Headband   Bigtime poetry and talk         
The Painted Area   Can the Celtics steal another one from LA?     
NY Post  Lakers, Celtics matchups           
Z's Rants    NBA Finals - the biggest conspiracy not being told      
Bulldog's Lair   Let the debating begin      
NBA Rumors    Defense has paved the way to the finals for Boston   
Fox Sports   NBA Finals breakdown - A magnificent matchup      
Orlando Sentinel    Don't believe Magic rooting for Doc, Celts    
X's and O's of Basketball      Interview with Paul Pierce's HS coach     
Plain Dealer    Celtics' Posey keeps a fond eye toward his Cleveland roots    
Wicked Good Sports     Note to Celtics:  Be Physical        
The Big Lead    Who you got in a fight, Ray Allen or Kobe?        
National Post    Lakers' confidence will be tough for Celtics to top 
Garnett conspiracy theory revisited         
The X Factors      
Beware the exaggeration        
NY Times   In NBA Finals, defenses hone a battle cry:   Help!   
Vail Daily   A battle between GMs         
SportsHub LA   Celtics ain't worth beans  (take that Simmons)      
Sports of Boston   Celtics four point play:  Finals preview     
Metro   Allen:   Flashback 1984      
Finally the Finals       
Courtside View   The gang's all here    
BostonSportZ   Have $1,017 laying around?      
New England Sports Blog   Late start to all games?  Ridiculous!    Good and evil            
Room of Zen  Forum Blue and Gold interview     
Buffalo News   Marquee matchups set stage for Celtics-Lakers    
Times Picayune    Chance of a lifetime       
OC Register   Say it again, Sam:  Cassell on LA vs Boston     
This longtime rivalry comes loaded with mystery      
Globe and Mail   Celtics seek respect against Lakers        
Ventura County Star  Historic rivalry a lot different now       
Daily Breeze   Bostonians have their own way of talking    
Palm Beach Post      Celtics-Lakers in the 60's:  Auerbach lit cigar many times   
Parquet Pride    3 keys to the NBA finals         
Indy Star   It's all about Kobe        

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