Lakers start preparation with look back

Updated: June 1, 2010, 2:17 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Monday was Memorial Day, and the Los Angeles Lakers began their NBA Finals preparation by sharpening their memories with a film session to review how they fared against the Boston Celtics in a split of two regular-season meetings this season.

The Celtics game tape that is unforgettable for Lakers fans, however, is from June 17, 2008, when Boston beat L.A. by 39 points to capture the NBA championship.

The Lakers have been reluctant to put too much emphasis ...

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