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Lakers and Celtics ready to make history

Updated: June 17, 2010, 1:30 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Out of Phil Jackson's mouth there comfortably flowed a steady stream of words about such high concepts as ranking greatness and places in history. Wrapped around his left hand was a cord with a dangling whistle. Somewhere in between the lofty goals and that basic tool of coaching lies the essence of this Game 7 in the latest iteration of Lakers versus Celtics, a contest with grandiose overtones that will be decided by mundane details.

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