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Not out for revenge? Not buying it

Don't believe it when Lakers say embarrassing loss in 2008 Finals isn't on their minds

Updated: May 31, 2010, 1:42 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Celtics would probably prefer you not refer to the 2010 NBA Finals as a rubber match. After all, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Magic in last year's title round; Orlando simply topped Boston along the way.

Sure, the Celtics beat the Lakers in 2008 and Los Angeles rebounded to win a crown of its own in 2009. But as the teams prepare to meet in this year's championship series, it would seem the only team eager to settle the score is the Lakers.

After Saturday's ...

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