Lakers Vs. Celtics: Celtics Lead By Two At Halftime

Ray Allen has 12 points on five-of-11 shooting as the Boston Celtics cling to a 47-45 lead over the Los Angeles Lakers at halftime of tonight's game at the TD Garden in Boston.

Forward Kevin Garnett has eight points and Paul Pierce has seven points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Celtics, who have also gotten six points each from point guard Rajon Rondo and reserve forwards Mickael Pietrus and Brandon Bass.

Boston led by four points after the first quarter, but the Lakers stormed back, briefly taking the lead with 3:35 to play in the half. The Celtics would answer quickly with buckets from Pierce and Bass.

Pau Gasol leads the Lakers with 12 points on six-of-11 shooting, while Kobe Bryant has 11 points to go along with his team-high three assists. Center Andrew Bynum is working towards a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds at the half. Three of Bynum's rebounds have come on the offensive glass, including one that resulted in a three-point play with one second remaining in the half.

Video of Bynum's awkward buzzer-beater:

For more on the Celtics, visit SB Nation Boston and CelticsBlog. For more on the Lakers, visit SB Nation L.A. and Silver Screen And Roll.

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