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Where'd they go? NBA's 2nd round missing Celtics and Lakers for 1st time since 2007

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    Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, right, gives forward Kevin Garnett a pat on the back after taking him out of the game in the final minute during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks in Boston, Friday, May 3, 2013. The Knicks won 88-80, eliminating the Celtics from the playoffs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard talks to reporters in El Segundo, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The Lakes lost their first-round NBA basketball playoff series to the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryan prepares to talk to reporters during a news conference in El Segundo, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The Lakes lost their first-round NBA basketball playoff series to the San Antonio Spurs. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (The Associated Press)

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    Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) heads to the bench during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks in Boston, Friday, May 3, 2013. The Knicks won 88-80, eliminating the Celtics from the playoffs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (The Associated Press)

The second round of the NBA playoffs is under way, and for the first time in six years, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are nowhere to be found.

The Lakers were beaten by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round, while the Celtics lost to the Knicks. The last time the second round began without at least one of the league's two marquee franchises was in 2007.

Both teams have a lot of work to do and questions to answer.

The Lakers will have to re-sign center Dwight Howard and get star Kobe Bryant back from a torn Achilles tendon.

The Celtics may have to start over after Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett led them to one championship and another NBA Finals in their six years together.