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LAPD To Be Out In Force For Lakers-Celtics Championship Game

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says "so far so good" outside Staples Center in the final moments of Game 7 of the NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.

Police spokesman John Romero says there have been two arrests – both misdemeanors for drinking in public.

Police officers stood watch as a crowd began to grow on a street corner near the arena.

Several nearby roads and freeway off-ramps have been closed.

Police massed around the arena before the game, aiming to prevent a repeat of the violence that accompanied the Lakers' victory last year.

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