Celtics 103, Lakers 94
Kevin Garnett says he feels good ``going back to the jungle.''
Those familiar ``Beat L.A! Beat L.A!'' chants that have echoed through the Garden during so many springtimes will be booming again, and the Celtics can lock up an 18th NBA title if they can do just that three times.
The NBA's best rivalry is returning to its East Coast headquarters, site of perhaps the most miserable moment of Kobe Bryant's career last time he and the Los Angeles Lakers were here for the finals.
Game 2 is Tuesday night, followed by games Thursday and Sunday in Boston.