It's usually a big deal whenever the Lakers take on the Celtics. The two teams have battled back and forth across the years in matchups featuring some of the greatest players of all time in their primes. This time around, though, it's a bit of a letdown. The Lakers are struggling, and the Celtics are barely hanging on in the East. Kobe Bryant is frustrated; Paul Pierce doesn't want to be part of a rebuilding process -- it's a fallow time for this rivalry. Is it still an all-time great?
Which team wins?
Both teams need this win badly. The Lakers are dealing with Pau Gasol's injury, while the Celtics have lost Rajon Rondo for the season.