In honor of the buildup to what will surely be another epic NBA Finals between the Celtics and Lakers, we here at CelticsHub will be looking back through the rivalry daily, to bring you some of our favorite memories. Most of them will be positive memories for C’s fans (hey, what do you want from me? This is a Celtics blog) but we will mix in the good and bad all the way through.
To kick us off, we turn back to a regular season affair back in February of 2002. The Lakers were enjoying the peak of the Shaq-Kobe era, while The Truth was carrying a resurgent Celtic squad back to being a contender once more in the Eastern Conference. The clip starts with the Lakers nursing a 104-102 lead, with the ball and just over a minute left.
Plenty of familiar faces to go around, in what is maybe, my favorite C’s-Lakers regular season matchup of my lifetime. I think my parents are still mad at me for the victory lap I did around the house, waking them up at 1:30 a.m. after the Walker drilled that 3. Enjoy.