Boston 87, L.A. Lakers 88

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 9, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #68 Marat Kogut, #9 Derrick Stafford, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
L.A. Lakers 22 23 22 15 6 88
Boston 26 21 17 18 5 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 15-11 11-2 4-9 W1
Boston 14-11 10-7 4-4 L1

Recap


Andrew Bynum's tip-in with 1:29 remaining gave the Los Angeles Lakers an 88-87 overtime win over the host Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
 
The win broke the Lakers' two-game losing streak and was just their fourth road victory in 13 contests. The loss ended the Celtics' five-game winning streak.
 
Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 27 points while Pau Gasol added 25. Ray Allen paced Boston with 22 points and Paul Pierce added 18.
 
The game was tied 82-82 going into overtime. Baskets by Bryant and Steve Blake gave the Lakers a four-point lead. Pierce followed with a jumper and a 3-pointer that put Boston ahead 87-86. Bynum tipped in Bryant's miss to give the Lakers a one-point lead.
 
The Celtics failed to score on their last possession as Pierce missed a jumper and Allen's rebound attempt was short at the buzzer.
 
Bynum's three-point play with 2:30 remaining in regulation gave the Lakers an 80-79 lead. Allen's 3-pointer with 1:09 left put Boston ahead 82-80.

After both teams missed on their following possessions, Bryant's shot from the baseline bounced off the rim, but Gasol tipped it in with 9.8 seconds left.
 
Los Angeles is 2-2 on its six-game road trip, which also has stops in New York and Toronto.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Boston
Kobe Bryant 27 Scoring Ray Allen 22
Kobe Bryant 4 Assists Paul Pierce 7
Andrew Bynum 17 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 12
Matt Barnes 5 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 3
Troy Murphy 2 Steals Rajon Rondo 2
Andrew Bynum 3 Blocks Jermaine O'Neal 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 88 39.6 1-15 15-20 13 55 7 6 12
Boston 87 39.2 6-19 5-5 22 45 5 7 10

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Celtics have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against New York . The Lakers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .583 after a loss.
Advertisement