The Celtics may have beaten the Lakers on Sunday afternoon, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 109-96 victory behind a strong Paul Pierce performance, but the win was just one battle in what’s been an epic, never-ending war.
The history of the C’s-Lakers rivalry is long and eventful, to say the least. The NBA’s two historical titans have met in 12 NBA Finals and nearly 300 regular-season contests over the last 50 years, and there are many more battles to come.
Here’s a look at some of the all-time classic highlights from the game’s greatest rivalry. (Picking just 10 is a hard job, but someone’s gotta do it.)
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