2. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics- TD Garden. February 10th, 2011
The Lakers and Celtics share a storied rivalry and both teams have been involved in multiple thrilling games and playoff series. The Lakers beat the Celtics in their most recent Finals matchup, and the Lakers took home the NBA title after an exciting seven game series. The Lakers and Celtics met before on January 30th, and Boston escaped with a win in front of the Staples Center crowd. The only way for the Lakers to erase the horrible memory was to beat the Celtics on the infamous TD Garden court.
Just like their performance in Game 7 of the Finals, the Lakers played as a collective unit and knocked off the Boston Celtics. The Lakers played a poor first half, but thanks to to their offensive execution and stellar team play, they completed the comeback. Despite the fact that Ray Allen surpassed Reggie Miller for the most three-point field goals made in a career, the Lakers silenced the Boston crowd. Bryant scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half and he helped the Lakers beat the Celtics, 92-86.
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