NBA: Five Reasons Lakers Vs. Celtics Game Is Most Pivotal of NBA Season

Are the Los Angeles Lakers poised for a three-peat? 

They have the talent to do so, but right now they're not the best team in the league. 

The game tonight against the Boston Celtics is very important for the Lakers. If they win, people will be discussing how the Lakers are back and all is well. If they lose, several questions will start to arise about what the Lakers have to do to get better. 

They'll definitely make the playoffs, but how far will they go? We will learn a lot about the Lakers tonight. Can the Celtics sweep, or will the Lakers make it a season split? 

Here are five reasons this game is crucial tonight. 

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