Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The battle between the Lakers and Celtics was
fittingly decided in overtime, and it was Andrew Bynum's late tip-in that
proved to be the difference in Los Angeles' 88-87 victory.
The Lakers have won six of seven against Boston at TD Garden, thanks in part
to Kobe Bryant's 27 points and double-doubles by Bynum and Pau Gasol on
Bynum totaled 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Gasol added 25 and 14,
including a tip-in with 9.8 seconds left in regulation that tied things at 82.
The Celtics, who came in riding a five-game winning streak, failed to get a
quality attempts off at the end of the fourth quarter, and missed four shots
in the final 70 seconds of overtime.
Ray Allen paced Boston with 22 points and All-Star Paul Pierce added 18
points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Garnett posted 12 points and 12
boards, but shot just 2-of-13 from the floor after halftime in defeat.
The Sports Network