Halftime: Celtics 52, Lakers 51

BOSTON — So far, the big game has been a big clunker. Neither team has played as anticipated, but maybe expectations were a little too grand for an early February game. The Lakers led for most of the first half, but were outscored, 6-0 in the closing minutes of the half. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 13 points in the first half, and Pau Gasol had 11 points and seven rebounds. The Lakers shot 47.7 percent. Kevin Garnett led Boston with 10 points. The Celtics shot 43.5 percent, missing a slew of open shots.

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