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Just in case more motivation was needed …

... Deadspin has it:

Celtics Eastern Conference Champion t-shirts

(Update: Should have figured -- you can pre-order a Detroit shirt, as well.)

Also, here's a portion of Dan Shaughnessy's column from Monday's Boston Globe:

Can't help it. The Celtics are ahead of the Pistons, and the Lakers are ahead of the Spurs, and by this time next week we could be knee deep in Magic/Larry throwback jerseys and "Beat LA" chants. It'll be time to dust off that video of Kevin McHale taking down Kurt Rambis on the breakaway at the Forum in 1984.

If things go according to plan, Game 1 of Celtics vs. Lakers starts next Thursday night at the Garden (Tuesday if by some miracle the Celtics and Lakers both win in five).

[...] The story lines will be spectacular. We can go way back to the 1960s when the Lakers never could beat the Celtics in the Finals. There was Frank Selvy's shot and six Lakers teams sent home by the Green. There was the night Jack Kent Cooke filled the Forum ceiling with balloons, infuriating Red Auerbach and inspiring Bill Russell in his last professional game. The '69 Celtics beat a Lakers team that had Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor. It was the last roundup for Russell and Sam Jones.

Blah blah blah -- he goes on to mention every notable Boston-LA Finals in the 70's and 80's, but I'll spare you. No one's winning this series in five games, we know that much after Detroit's dominating win in Game 4. The Lakers just took a 3-1 lead over the Spurs, so "if things go according to plan" in my book, the NBA Finals will be about re-visiting the 1988, 1989 and 2004 NBA Finals.