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Celtics limping into rematch with Lakers

Updated: February 10, 2011, 10:18 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- If not for the oversized media contingent that descended upon Boston's practice facility Wednesday, the Celtics might have been able to forget -- even if just temporarily -- that the Lakers were in town.

Forgive Boston if it's simply not in the mood to pen the latest chapter in the greatest rivalry in basketball. Eleven days after an epic meeting in Los Angeles -- the first encounter since Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals -- the Celtics have encountered so much turbulence ...

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