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Lakers get payback against the Celtics

LOS ANGELES -- On the Celtics’ flight from Denver to this city late Tuesday night, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce stood and spoke about what they’d face in the Lakers.

This wouldn’t be the Lakers team that the Celtics routed nearly two weeks prior in Boston. It would be an emotionally inspired group playing their first game since Lakers iconic owner Jerry Buss had died. Emotions would run high. Very high.

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