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Tag Match!! (タッグマッチ Taggu Macchi) is Chapter 10 of the manga.
Lee and Neji accidentally attack each other when they both attempted started an attack towards the enemies, annoying Tenten. Shikamaru and Chōji, who are close friends, arrive to defeat the enemy. Seeing their friendship, Lee invites Neji to play a Naruto game with him. Finding out about Lee's plan to improve Team Guy's teamwork, Ino invites them to the BBQ so he can talk to Chōji and Shikamaru for advice. While eating, Lee forces Neji to eat meat so that he will "get fat like Chōji", causing the angry Chōji to challenge them in a tag match, which is Shikamaru and Chōji vs. Lee and Neji. Lee and Neji need to steal the bell from Shikamaru and Chōji within time limit to win. After Shikamaru finishes formulating his strategies, Lee mimics him but comes up with a stupid idea. Lee copies Shikamaru's jutsu and Neji copies Chōji's using his Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven. However, Lee gets stuck in the middle of Chōji and Neji's jutsu's clash, causing himself to be on Shikamaru's trap filled with paper bombs which detonate. After the match, Shikamaru tells Lee that he can't easily achieve that kind of friendship he has with Chōji since they are best friends since they were children. Hearing Shikamaru's lecture, Lee and Neji's teamwork seem to improve, but still, they fail to steal the bell which fell in the water, causing a tie. Chōji forgives Lee for calling him fat, but Lee accidentally says the word, thus Chōji beats Lee and Neji up.