LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics: Breaking Down the Player Matchups Post-Perkins

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LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics: Breaking Down the Player Matchups Post-Perkins
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The Lakers and Celtics are responsible for each of the past three NBA championships and 33 total in NBA history. So it would come as no surprise if these two teams met again in the 2011 NBA Finals.

The Celtics rolled into Staples Center the day before New Year's Eve and pounded the Lakers 109-96, despite a 41-point performance from Kobe Bryant. Then the Lakers returned the favor during a road game in Boston six weeks later, winning 92-86.

These two teams are about as evenly matched as any in the history of basketball. But even tho the superstars are the same today as they were three years ago, the role players around them are different.

So how do the Celtics and Lakers match up today?

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