In honor of the first regular season matchup of the 2012-2013 season between the Celtics-Lakers, I decided to go back into the CelticsHub vault and break out one of my favorite C’s-Lakers regular season moments. To be honest with you guys, I just like to break this clip out whenever possible, since it’s one of my favorite moments as a young Celtics fan and was a defining win for the C’s in the early 2000’s as Pierce earned the nickname The Truth from Shaq with games like this.
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.