Celtics-Lakers: Here we go again

Longtime rivals will pen yet another chapter beginning Thursday night in NBA Finals

Updated: May 31, 2010, 2:07 PM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Sunday marked the silver anniversary of one of the most critical victories in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers: Game 2 of the 1985 NBA Finals against the Celtics.

Three days prior, the Celtics bombarded the Lakers in Game 1, 148-114, a rout that became known as the Memorial Day Massacre. Pat Riley, the Lakers coach, had three days to get over that, and he made his team watch the tape of that game over and over again. The Lakers came out and won Game 2, 109-102, and eventually took the ...

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