Celtics over Lakers
The Celtics made this all a game from the beginning, but they might have been the ones to tire the Lakers out over the course of the entire game. The Celtics took advantage of being able to shoot 3-pointers and get the much needed foul shots to out duel the Lakers in the first of two meetings this season and the first since the Laker won it all in the Finals.
These two teams have the same rivalry as much as the Red Sox and (stankers), or the Patriots and Jets…. well maybe not like either one. This rivalry is unique in that they work off of each coast and only play each other two times in the regular season. Well that is more in comparison to the Baseball rivalry than anything else.