Celtics 103, Lakers 94

The Lakers held a 90-89 lead late in Game 2 tonight and ended up losing by nine points. The game’s best closer, Kobe Bryant, had little to offer and the Lakers went down in a heap. The series is tied, 1-all, with Games 3, 4 and 5 in Boston. It’s not an ideal scenario, but perhaps not unexpected given the Lakers’ up-and-down play tonight. Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 25 points, and Bryant and Andrew Bynum had 21. Ray Allen scored 27 of his team-leading 32 points in the first half. Rajon Rondo added 19.

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