Christina Aguilera to sing national anthem _ again

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Christina Aguilera (ag-wuh-LEHR'-uh) a good luck charm? The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping so.

Aguilera was chosen to sing the national anthem for the deciding Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The basketball championship series is tied between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics at three games each.

The Lakers were down 3-2 when Aguilera sang before Tuesday's game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Her latest album is "Bionic."