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Rivalry gets better with age

For Shaq and the Celtics, Sunday's game in LA means a little more than usual

Updated: January 28, 2011, 4:34 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

There's never a shortage of storylines when the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers do battle. But that's especially true Sunday, as the two meet for the first time this season -- and the first time since last year's NBA Finals.

Here are just three factors that make Sunday's one of the most anticipated games of the regular season.

1. Shaq's wearing green in LA: Shaquille O'Neal knows all about this rivalry. Back in his LA days, O'Neal faced the Celtics 10 times, averaging 29.9 ...

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