Boston Celtics defeat Los Angeles Lakers, 107-94

Many Celtics fans wore shirts that read, "Beat LA." The sellout crowd of 18,624 at TD Banknorth Garden included a long list of celebrities.

And it was the first time the Celtics' star trio faced Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

But the latest installment of this rivalry won't be talked about 20 years from now, or maybe even a week from now. And until both teams reach the Finals again, the NBA's most-storied rivalry will probably never be as it was.

The Celtics led by as m...