So here we are.
A combined 37 and 4.
We all expected that the Celtics and the Lakers would meet up again in the Finals. But we didn’t expect both teams to announce it so early by matching their best starts ever. (I know I didn’t)
Back in the 60’s, the Celtics and Lakers began their rivalry. 20 years later, in the 80’s. we renewed it. Now, 20 years later again… the cycle brings us back onto a collision course. I know the fans of Cleveland might disagree, but this league is all about the Celtics and Lakers right now… an nobody else.
In 17 days (one day for each of our championships) we’ll do it again. And you almost wonder if either team will lose between now and then.
Herald: Ray Allen, Celtics on mark | Jim O’Brien has few regrets | Lakers go 17-2 | Globe: Celts take a shot at record start | Celtics have will and Ray | OC Register: Celtics remain must-see TV for Lakers | NBA.com: Mum’s the word in Beantown | ESPN Daily Dime: Allen regains legendary shooting touch