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Herald    Celtics shrug it off
War of words wages between Lakers and Celtics coaches
Paul Pierce, Ron Artest do battle
Kevin McHale relishes renewed rivalry
Rasheed Wallace hopes to practice today
Lakers readying for a rough ride
Marquis Daniels feels ‘better,’ may help on Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant’s A-game fluid again as NBA Finals approaches
Examining the reasons L.A. dislikes the Celtics
LeBron James says Cavaliers have edge in free agency
NBA Finals tickets going for big money
Globe     Jackson's mind tricks
Celtics-Lakers: Who has the edge?
Answers guarded on defensive plan
New perspective has Artest playing it cool
Wallace is producing in playoffs
Jackson’s attempted shot is deflected
Highlights of the greatest Finals
In sports history, nothing can rival it
Cousy is pointed in praise of Rondo

CelticsBlog    Celtics Take Show on the Road
A Few Quick Finals Stats
Blogging With The Enemy: Q&A With Silver Screen & Roll
Celtics Green    It will Come Down to Defense   For Pierce, second Finals homecoming still special
For Pierce, second Finals homecoming still special
Celtics return to Finals with history on the horizon
Historic rivalry features fresh matchup
Red's Army   Perk Missing A Game In The Finals? It's Already Happened
Nice try, Lakers fans
The Finals have already been played... and you won't like the result
Your Morning Dump, Where Doc responds to Phil
The Lakers game plan for Rondo
CSN-NE    Sports Tonight: The Finals and Kobe's legacy
KG tosses Phil Jackson trash talk to the curb
Perkins must play his game
Celtics notes: Defending Kobe will be a team job
Lakers want to get physical? Bring it on
Celtics Hub    Great Moments in Celtics-Lakers History: Toine’s 3
ZOMG Ron Artest!
Who are We (The Celtics) by N.B.S. song
Rajon’s Health, Thibodeau Update, More Predictions, Some History
How Deep is the Lake?
NESN   Yahoo Sports Experts Pick Lakers to Beat Celtics in NBA Finals
Lakers' Injury Concerns Far More Serious Than Boston's (Video)
Anything is Possible -- Even Celtics Trumping Lakers in Finals
Terry Francona: I'm a Big Doc Rivers Fan
Ted Williams, Larry Bird Eliminated From Boston's Biggest Sports Legend Competition
Lamar Odom Nervous of Bringing Wife and Reality Show Star Khloe Kardashian to TD Garden
Is Bill Russell or Bobby Orr Boston's Biggest Sports Legend?
Celtics, Lakers Have Eight Potential Hall of Famers Taking Center Stage
Glen Davis Determined to Avoid Becoming the Milli Vanilli of the NBA
My South End    The trash-talker’s guide to the NBA Finals
North Station Sports    Phil Jackson Throws a Punch at Celtics Physical Style
NBA Finals: The Prophecy of Kevin Garnett Being Fulfilled
Celtics Town    Morning Walkthrough: Celtics all about toughness
Andrew Bynum’s knee not better (yet?) after fluid removal
Bob Ryan tells you everything you need to know about Celtics-Lakers
Bob Cousy speaks about Rajon Rondo’s development
Please, please stop the Kobe-Jordan comparisons
Lex Nihil Novi    Daily Wrap
KG & Doc Respond to the Mistress
Michelle, You Look Good Tonight
Ramblings from the Mistress
Don't Expect Pierce to Kiss Kobe before Game 1
Time Passes, But Not Really
Celtics Life   The Kobe/Jordan debate is ridiculous
I Hate
Today's Video: Clash of the Titans Mix
Doc prepares for inevitable Perkins suspension
Banner 18?    The diehards are out and we get our 1st glimpse of C's in L.A...
Celtics Stuff Live    Sudden Impact Pt. 2 – Celtics vs. Magic
Rivalry Renewed   The Bench
Pro Basketball Talk    Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers in Pictures and Video
Wallace practices with team on Tuesday
NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics: Lamar Odom worries Doc Rivers
Rajon Rondo's defensive impact could be minimized
ESPN    Finding the 'sweet spot' with Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce and more
Celtics coach Doc Rivers admits he's bracing for another Kendrick Perkins technical and suspension
Celtics approach Lakers with same mindset and mission as in '08
Los Angeles Lakers need to triangulate the Boston Celtics' defense
2010 NBA Finals: Boston Celtics trade of Eddie House shook up the team
No pressure, but...
More in reserve for C's?
Video: What role will Bynum play in series?
McHale leans towards C's
Raising the banner
Tuesday's practice notes: Rondo's 94.7 percent healthy
Doc Rivers talks about the upcoming NBA Finals between Celtics and Lakers.
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo 'sore and stiff' but able to practice
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum's knee shows no progress after draining
2010 NBA Finals: Boston Celtics bench comparison -- 2008 vs. 2010
List Ranker - Rank 'Em: NBA Finals Players
Paul Pierce headlines Page 2's list of NBA players who deliver in the clutch
Intuition vs. data in the Smackdown
Rajon Rondo's shoes evoke glory days for Boston Celtics
Dimemag    NBA Rumor: Tony Parker To The Pacers
A Tour Of Two Cities: Boston vs. Los Angeles
Before Lakers/Celtics Game 1, L.A. is thinking about the future
Swing Vote
Rip Hamilton or Tayshaun Prince: Who should the Pistons trade?
Mass Live  L.A. Times retracts Paul Pierce stabbing joke, Lakers paid to take charges and more   Lakers-Celtics: History shows, it doesn't get any better
Yahoo    SL: McHale smells blood; Rondo and Bynum getting better - Ball Don't Lie
Bulls interviewing Kevin McHale?
Doc Rivers thinks Phil Jackson will be the best coach in the Finals - Ball Don't Lie
Gasol motivated by Finals 'smackdown'
The Orlando Magic? Gone Till November - Ball Don't Lie
JS Online   Experts debate: Is Celtics' defense as good as 2008's?    LeBron James' image takes a hit - NBA
ProJo    Five keys to a Finals victory for the Celtics
Jim Donaldson: Celtic haters are green with envy
CBS Sports    Today's Celtics-Lakers a love fest compared to past battles
Celtics, Lakers, Cynics, Fakers
Herald News     Gaffney glad to be suiting up for C's even if it's just on the sidelines
LA Times    Caught in the Web: Lakers and Celtics practice reports
Lakers get back to practice, get ready for Celtics
Ron Artest sees pieces fall together in matchup with Paul Pierce
Andrew Byum and Lamar Odom see maturation process in playing through injuries
From Beacon Street to the Back Bay, Boston is pumped for the Finals
Kobe Bryant's game is fluid again
Position-by-position matchups for the NBA finals between the Lakers and Celtics
Question of the day: Who will win the NBA Finals?
Fan House    Stop the Nonsense: Kobe Can't Top MJ
Defending Rajon Rondo: A Lakers Primer
Deconstructing the Lakers-Celtics Rivalry
Golden State of Mind   LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics
Silver Screen and Roll    Blogging with the enemy: 5 Questions with CelticsBlog
Tony Gaffney is in an interesting situation
MetroWest Daily   Celtics Notebook: Rebounds key for C's in Finals
Same teams, but a different feel to these Finals
NBC Sports   Kobe has plenty of support in finals rematch
Wilstein: Rondo follows footsteps of Celtics great
Orlando Sentinel    Phil Jackson rips Celtics for physical play before Finals
Top Magic and NBA News
Telegram  Boston, LA championships limited by injuries
No missing stars this time for Celts, Lakers
Celtics' Finals exam: an 'A'
Slam Online   Paul Pierce: Ready for Ron Artest
The L.A. Media Really Hates Paul Pierce
Video: LeBron Joins Drake On Stage
Courtside Analyst  More on why history favors the Boston Celtics
Taunton Gazette    Celtics, Lakers have some different looks from 2008
USA Today   With knee drained, Bynum determined to impact NBA Finals
Eye-opener: If Kobe carries the Lakers can we start using the Jordan word?
Five Tool Tool    The Finals Pick: Celtics In Six
NBA Round Table    Finals Previews: Los Angeles vs Boston
Lakers Nation   The Foam Finger: From 2008 to 2010 — Whose Differences Will Prove to Be the Real Difference?
Item Live    Celtics look to prove a few points in NBA Finals
4 Sport Boston   Tipping the Scales on the NBA Finals
My Commentary on the Situation   The Finals: Hot Tub Time Machine Celtics vs Lakers
Hoopsworld  NBA Finals Fact or Ficiton
Six Pack: NBA Finals Edition – The Truth Hurts
NY Daily News    Bynum's health the key for Lakers in quest for second-straight NBA championship
NY Post    Bryant on Rondo could decide NBA Finals
Business Mirror    Dynasty and destiny
Bleacher Report    2010 NBA Finals: Paul Pierce as the Native Son
Classic NBA Duels: Larry Bird Versus Dominique Wilkins
Kobe Vs. Wallace and DefenseKobe Vs. Wallace and Defense
Rajon Rondo Holds The Keys
The Boston Celtics Will Go Where Rajon Rondo Leads Them
2010 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Vs Boston Celtics - This Time It's Personal
WEEI     The Doctor at work
McHale on coaching C's: 'See where it goes'
Who would have predicted Celtics-Lakers?
SL Tribune  Monson: Lakers and Celtics mark our lives
Stamford Advocate    Rivers preparing for Perkins to be suspended   Jeff Van Gundy out of the running for the Nets coaching job
OC Register  Hating The Celtics For Dummies
Lakers-Celtics: What's different this time?
Pro Basketball News    Redemption or reality check?
The Hoop Doctors    LA Times Ted Green Apologizes for Making Light of Paul Pierce Stabbing
Fox Sports    Boston Celtics travel different path to NBA Finals
Mojo Hoops     Free Kendrick Perkins   New Orleans Hornets are stepping up their efforts to lure Boston's Tom Thibodeau
Queen of Sports    Red Bull Capitalizing On Signing Rajon Rondo
Sun Times   Kevin McHale expects an interview with the Bulls   LeBron: Cleveland has "edge" when he's free agent
Green Street   Celtics-Lakers the dominant sports rivalry of last 50 years
Technical analysis: Breakdown of Perkins’ playoff T’s
Jim Suldog   Why "Beat L.A.!" Is Noble
Temple of Zones  The Boston Celtics "Zone" Defense
Sporting News   Star Stoppers: Kobe Is Just Celtics
Celts Face Toughest Test Yet—Guarding Kobe    Celtics are contenders because of one man: coach Rivers
NY Mag    We Hope Everyone Enjoyed the Playoff Natrix

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Celts Face Toughest Test Yet—Guarding Kobe    Celtics are contenders because of one man: coach Rivers
NY Mag    We Hope Everyone Enjoyed the Playoff Natrix

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