L.A. Lakers 92, Boston 86

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #48 Scott Foster, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 20 25 27 20 92
Boston 27 26 15 18 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 37-16 19-8 18-8 W3
Boston 38-14 23-5 15-9 L2

Recap


Kobe Bryant scored 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled Ray Allen’s record-breaking night with a 92-86 victory over the host Boston Celtics on Thursday in a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals.

Bryant rallied the Lakers (37-16) from a 15-point second-quarter deficit in a game that also featured Allen breaking Reggie Miller’s record for career 3-pointers.

Allen passed Miller with 1:48 remaining in the first quarter. Allen finished with a team-high 20 points and has 2,562 career 3-pointers.

Los Angeles led by three points with less than five minutes to play before Bryant scored six straight points to give the Lakers an 88-79 lead with 3:11 remaining. Boston was unable to recover.

Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers won the battle on the boards 47-36 and avenged the Celtics' 109-96 victory at Los Angeles on Jan. 30.

Paul Pierce added 15 points for the Celtics (38-14), who fell into a tie with Miami for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Boston led 49-34 after Kevin Garnett’s basket with 3:31 left in the second quarter, but Los Angeles responded with a 21-4 run and moved ahead at 55-53 on Gasol’s basket less than two minutes into the second half.

Allen’s record-breaking 3-pointer gave the Celtics an early 22-14 lead. During the next stoppage in play, Allen went over and exchanged a congratulatory hug with Miller, who was one of the TNT analysts working the broadcast.

Miller has 2,560 3-pointers, followed by Dallas' Jason Kidd with 1,754.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Boston
Kobe Bryant 23 Scoring Ray Allen 20
Derek Fisher 5 Assists Rajon Rondo 10
Lamar Odom 12 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 11
Kobe Bryant 5 Free Throws Made Kendrick Perkins 4
Ron Artest 1 Steals Kevin Garnett 1
Lamar Odom 3 Blocks Kendrick Perkins 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 92 47.9 3-10 19-25 20 47 6 3 15
Boston 86 40.2 5-16 15-19 25 36 7 4 10

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Miami. The Celtics have a W/L % of .744 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against New York . The Lakers have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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