Celtics coast to win over Lakers

Well, that sucked…

ESPN: Kevin Garnett had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the new Big Three in its first game against the rival Lakers, and Paul Pierce added 20 points and nine assists to help the Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles 107-94 on Friday night.

Kobe Bryant scored 28 points for Los Angeles, which got no help from having California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sitting courtside. Instead, the Celtics fired up the crowd for the renewal of the rivalry by putting a muscle-bound clip of Schwarzenegger’s movie “Predator” on the scoreboard.

Kendrick Perkins had 21 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which improved to 10-1 overall and 7-0 at home. Ray Allen had 18 points, and Rajon Rondo 10 assists for the Celtics.

The Lakers scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter to get within single digits, 94-85, with 4:53 left. But Bryant missed one free throw at 96-86, and Perkins muscled his way to the basket at the other end, then got the rebound after putting a hand in Andrew Bynum’s face.

After trading possessions, Rondo hit Allen for a 3-pointer. The Lakers cut it to 101-91, but Rondo found Garnett for the jumper, then Allen was fouled on the breakaway and hit both free throws with 52 seconds left to make it a 14-point game.

Bryant was booed often by the crowd, which even mustered a “Beat L.A.!” chant reminiscent of the days when the old Boston Garden and the old Big Three of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish seemed to host the Lakers in the NBA Finals every summer.

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  • AAA

    f##ck odam he’s the reason we lost both of our games

  • magicbalala245

    forget this crap man boston got lucky that perkins stepped up and odom can learn from perkins when his team need stepped up.

  • Shaq786

    aight guys here it is… odom and kobe aint working, odom cant hit a wide open 3, if his life depended on it… he is not going to work for this team, so this is what needs to be done…

    trade odom and sasha, to miami for ricky davis and udonis haslem.. that right there already makes our team much better…

    i would try to swing davis for artest with a second/first round pick… if it doesnt work.. we get another expiring… and we go after elton brand/jason kidd/or who ever will make this team better… in the summer

  • http://yahoo maadtechlaker

    when will lo play consistently is it to much to ask 2 good games to 3 bad ones its a shame to not reach ur potential hopefully bynum won’t become another lo

  • http://yahoo maadtechlaker

    rick davis sucks every team he’s on goes into lottery

  • foxxy

    HEY LAMAR, GET YOUR GAME TOGETHER….WE REALLY NEED YOU TO HELP BANG IT UP!!!! LETS START BALLIN…NOW!!!!