The Celtics and Lakers met twice during the regular season and split the games, each winning on the other's court. Ray Allen missed a shot at the buzzer in a 90-89 loss Jan. 31 at TD Garden (photo at right), while Rajon Rondo hit the game-winner in a 87-86 victory at Los Angeles in a game Lakers star Kobe Bryant missed because of an ankle injury.
Now they are set to play as many as seven more times, this time for the NBA championship. Review the gallery of positional matchups, and vote for the team you think has the edge at each position.
(Matchup text by Brian Mahoney, Associated Press)