Aguilera to sing national anthem - again

LOS ANGELES 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.

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