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LOS ANGELES — This could be the last Lakers-Celtics matchup that involves the Celtics’ Big Three and the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher. You can feel the intensity here despite the early start because it reminds fans of those old CBS 3:30 p.m. Celtics-Lakers matchups in the 1980s.

Mickael Pietrus is back in the lineup after missing the Portland game with a sore right knee. There’s bad news for the Celtics as Chris Wilcox will be out indefinitely after a heart test detected a potential abnormality and he will require more testing. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said they don’t anticipate any news for another week, which would be after the NBA trade deadline.

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STARTING LINEUPS

BOSTON CELTICS (22-18)

PG Rajon Rondo
SG Ray Allen
SF Paul Pierce
PF Brandon Bass
C Kevin Garnett

INACTIVES: Jermaine O’Neal, Chris Wilcox

LOS ANGELES LAKERS (24-16)

PG Derek Fisher
SG Kobe Bryant
SF Metta World Peace
PF Pau Gasol
C Andrew Bynum

INACTIVES: Daruis Morris

OFFICIALS: Joe Crawford, Curtis Blair, Leon Wood

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