(From Aug. 29, 2008)
The Boston Celtics will be looking to repeat as NBA champions, something that has not been accomplished since the Los Angeles Lakers, under Shaq and Kobe, won three consecutive titles earlier this decade.
The Los Angeles Lakers will face an uphill battle in the extremely competitive Western Conference as they try to return to the NBA Finals after a disappointing end to their season.
Will the Celtics defend their title? Can the Lakers return to the title game? And which teams will emerge from each division?
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