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Lakers, Celtics battle it out for Game 2

June 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics will fight for Game 2 victory in the NBA Finals at the Staples Center Sunday.

The Lakers have the lead by taking Game 1 from the Celtics in a 102-89 game. Kobe Bryant scored 30 points and Pau Gasol had 23 points during Thursday's finals opener.

The two teams have come face to face in the NBA Finals 11 times in the last 50 years, making Thursday's game their twelfth meetings in the finals.

The Lakers are aiming to repeat their 2009 finals performance, where they beat out the Orlando Magic. However, the Celtics conquered the Lakers in the 2008 finals, so a 2010 win would be sweet revenge for Laker fans.

Also, a 2010 finals victory for the Lakers means a fifth NBA title for Kobe, who has yet to cross Boston off his bucket list.

You can catch Game 2 of the NBA Finals on ABC7. Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m.

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