Lakers Vs. Celtics Score: Kobe Bryant Comes Alive, Los Angeles Leads, 72-67

The Los Angeles Lakers finished the third quarter strong, taking a 72-67 lead over the Boston Celtics heading into the fourth. However, the Lakers were dealt a blow with time winding down in the quarter as Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol collided, opening a gash on Odom’s forehead and forcing him to have a seat on the bench as trainers worked on him. Should it keep Odom sidelined, the Lakers would be down to just Gasol and Andrew Bynum in the post.

Gasol leads the way for the Lakers with 18 points, followed closely by Kobe Bryant’s 15. Bynum is also in double-figures with 16 points. Gasol has a team-high nine rebounds, with Derek Fisher adding a team-high five assists.

Ray Allen, fresh off breaking Reggie Miller’s career three-point record, leads the way for the Celtics with15 points. Paul Pierce, 13 points, and Kevin Garnett, 10, were also in double-figures for the Celtics. Boston is dealing with foul trouble, forcing Doc Rivers to use Avery Bradley, who played in the waning moments of the third quarter.

The big news of the night was Allen’s record-breaking performance, but can the Celtics get him a win? They’ll need to make up five points over the final 12 minutes as the Lakers lead, 72-67.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.