49. Nick Van Exel Closes Out the Garden

Date: 1/21/1995

The Lakers rivalry with the Celtics is literally as old as the game itself. As is Boston Garden. So when the home to Celtics basketball since 1946 and battlefield for ten Finals matchups between the two titans closed its doors in 1995, there was no better farewell than one last game. Since both teams had fallen on hard times in the mid '90s, it wasn't a glamorous affair, but it was exciting. Well, at least for Lakers fans, as Nick Van Exel beat the buzzer before Boston broke out the wrecking ball.