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Yes the played 9 times:1959,1962-63,1965-66,1968-69,1984-85 and 1987 Celtics and Lakers have played 11 times in the NBA Finals. They played in the years listed above as well as in 2008. Celtics won 9 of the 11 meetings including the most recent one in 2008.

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