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Aguilera to sing national anthem - again

June 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Is Christina Aguilera a good luck charm? The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping so. Aguilera has been chosen to sing the national anthem for the deciding Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

The basketball championship series is tied between the L.A. Lakers and the Boston Celtics at three games each.

The Lakers were down 3-2 when Aguilera sang before Tuesday's game at the Staples Center.

The Lakers ended up crushing the Celtics, 89-67, on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, police and city officials say they have a plan in place for Thursday's game to stop any would-be troublemakers. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is encouraging Angelenos to stay home if they can.

"If you don't have a ticket for Game 7, we encourage you to enjoy this time with family and friends," said Villaraigosa. "Save money, save gas, by celebrating at or near your home."

Program schedule for ABC7 Thursday night:

  • 4 p.m.: Eyewitness News
  • 5 p.m.: Eyewitness News
  • 5:30 p.m.: GMC NBA Countdown
  • 6 p.m.: 2010 NBA Finals, Game 7
  • 8:30 p.m.: Sports Zone
  • 9:30 p.m.: Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • 10 p.m.: Jeopardy!
  • 10:30 p.m.: Wheel of Fortune
  • 11 p.m.: Eyewitness News
  • 11:35 p.m.: Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Associated Press contributed to this report.