Kobe drains the game winner over Ray Allen and extends the Lakers win streak to four by defeating the Celtics 90-89.

The Lakers didn’t have their best game today.

They shot the ball poorly much of the second half, only 40%. They also got out rebounded and turned the ball over just about as many turnovers as assists. Something that will never win you a game.

But they made a couple big shots down the stretch and were able to get some key defensive stops, including drawing a huge offensive foul on Paul Pierce with under a minute that ultimately led to Kobe being able to get the ball back and win Lakers the game.

The aggressive play by our bigs was key for us today. They all ended in double figures. Bynum had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Pau had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Ron had 11 points and played fantastic defense.

Lamar and Shannon Brown came in off the bench and contributed nicely as well.

Player of the Game: Kobe hits the game winner, but it was Bynum who was the game changer. He ended the game with 19 points, 11 boards, 2 blocks, and an assist.

Play of the Game: Kobe’s game winning shot over Ray Allen

What’s Up Next: The Lakers finish their roadtrip tomorrow night in Memphis. Who else is with me on Bynum sitting down for this game?

  • desecrator93

    I’m with you on that Katie!!!!

  • KB24’s #1 Fan

    Not me! He needs to assert himself still! Memphis is a team we do not wanna see in the playoffs. They are DANGEROUS!!!

  • gugy

    Yeah baby, where are the Celtics trolls that lurk around here now?
    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      They’re all in FETAL POSITIONS suckin their thumbs in their mom’s basement! Fcuk them! Their team got pwned by our Lakers and they got pwned by us, the Lakers fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!
      FCUK COCKSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lkrz008

    nice win but this game also displayed our key weakness yet again. (Hint:rondo, tony allen cough cough)

    • http://lakersground.net lakers4life2417

      it’s a long season. im sure they’ll have that locked down on as the regular season winds down…hopefully *knocks on wood*

      • LAALLDAY213

        Seriously, we made Tony allen look like a legit player in the nba….smh

  • http://lakersground.net lakers4life2417

    GREAT WIN!!! GO LAKERS!!!

  • mr.laker19

    I think this is what clear of that game. Kobe is awesome, and we are all lucky to see him play. Also, the Lakers need to shorten there rotation to only Farmar, Odom, and Brown seeing time off the bench. Gasol needs to get some tough lessons, and we need a PG that can hit open shots and play solid defense (Kirk H?).

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      or jose calderon? or arron brooks? or barron davis?

      • mr.laker19

        Brooks has no one on one d. Baron Davis would be good but hes not comin. I like Calderon alot though

        • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

          true,but you gotta remember brooks i think is only in year two,so he’ll add to his game.you know for the future

    • Big Phil

      Yes, keep Sasha and Luke
      ON THE BENCH!

  • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

    we played a good game all around but we always hit a slow spot when kobe gets his rest in the 2nd it throws us off and teams always make a run on us.thats where our chemistry goes south.but great kobe clutch shot as always he is g.o.a.t an a good win on the road!!!! go lakers!!!! an lets get that pg whoever he may be.

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      oh yea congrats to phil g.c.o.a.t move over pat you got company!!! go lakers!

  • drive-for-16th

    lets beat memphis now and come home with a win. KOBE DROPPED 41 LAST TIME ON GRIZZLIES.

  • Tecun85

    Great win today, we got the stops we needed and executed effectively in the last 2 minutes. Everything started with Kobe and Bynum, they willed this team to a win. Ron played aggressively and effectively, and Pau was consistent as always. Although we still need to address and improve in some areas, this win is huge from the standpoint that we beat a championship caliber team (albeit wounded). Kobe once again shows why he’s the most skilled and clutch player in the league. Go Lakers

  • pauer

    Im I the only one that thought Sasha was playing really well when he was in?

    His D was pretty good and thats when we were forcing all the turnovers.

    • Green Flannel

      i only saw him for literally a minute (i went to the store) but he played well when i saw him. i liked his effort.

      • lkrz008

        lakers fans cannot leave in the middle of a game wut r u??
        lol

    • pricelesst

      yep i love sasha! he never lacks effort

  • gugy

    I would not play Bynum too much on the Grizzles game. Just for safety. That team is a curse for Bynum.

  • You forgot to mention

    Jordan Farmar off the bench. 4-4 from the field & that nice steal leading to an easy dunk.

    • Jim

      Yeah, you’re right, Farmar made some huge shots when we needed them most. Props to Jordan, he really stepped it up in the clutch.

  • Jim

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! KOBE IS THE MAN!!!!! DON’T MESS WITH THE BLACK MAMBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bynum completely dominated Perkins and I loved that dunk in KG’s face. Just beautiful. That game was a humiliating kick in the crotch for the Beantown Bums. Where are the Cedick trolls now, off licking their wounds?

  • http://57.amklac HE`S HURT AGAIN?

    cleveland and the MVP STILL SWEPT YOUR ASS…SHAQS A COMING!!

    • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

      …and? Cleveland and the MVP have yet to win a championship. Regular season is meaningless. Playoffs is what counts, son.

    • Jim

      Nah, Dwight will hand Snaq his ass on a platter long before they ever play the Lakers again.

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      yes its all about championships what do you know about that? ha,that what i thought! lol l-l-lelocer

    • Jim

      Even if we do see the Cleveland clowns in the finals, the same thing that happened to Orlando, will happen to Cleveland. Orlando beat the Lakers twice last year and then the Lakeshow blew them out when it really counted. Go Lakers!

    • Brian Shaw

      keep bragging about regular season wins
      we’ll count our wins in the playoffs…

    • pricelesst

      ur a moron

    • NBAmazingKB24

      come back after u guys have “A BANNER”
      hanging on your stadium.

      Cleveland Championships – 0
      YOUR MVP – 0
      Lakers Championship -15
      OUR FINALS MVP – 4

      Now Come back when you guys actually get ONE!

      • LAALLDAY213

        Cleveland Wackalier fans are lame’s and soon as LBJ jumps ship, so will they. YOU DUMMY’S TALK REALLY TOUGH LIKE YA’LL KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT BASKETBALL, THE CITY IS A COMPLETE FAILURE WHEN IT COMES TO SPORTS, AND THAT TREND WILL CONTINUE. I SUGGEST YOU KEEP MAKING RUBBER =)

  • Alik Ourfalian

    im with you! i said the same thing

  • tradesasha

    Great win for the lakers, but we still need to make a move before the trading deadline…the addition of kirk hinrich will be good for our bench, a good defensive guard is what we need to go deep into the playoff!! Go lakers

  • lakerfan106

    hey guys, came back to the game (live in ct) awsome fucking win Kobe ( GOAT) Bryant, was the shit, as for Bynum he was a beast, Ron Ron, played awsome defense!!!! As for my crazy ass i almost got thrown out of the damn arena, talking shit to the beantown bums!!! I wanted to represent the lakernation, lets go back home with another W against the grizzlies!!!!
    Im out guys see u tomorrow

  • lakers#1

    BYNUM IS A BEAST!

  • http://57.amklac HE`S HURT AGAIN?

    SO the kobe didn`t hurt anything this game?amazing..

    • KBGOAT

      he IS amazing =)

    • pauer

      You’re just mad because he is simply unstoppable.

  • http://57.amklac HE`S HURT AGAIN?

    your right , he only plays hard the last 2 minutes..of course when its hero time.

    • Jim

      That’s about as idiotic as a statement can be, NOBODY in the league plays harder than Kobe from the time he enters the game to the time he leaves it, including the Dancing Queen James.

      • http://TheLakersNation PWNED

        queen? man that nigga aint no royalty, not even a princess. that nigga is some spoiled brat gettin all his shit from the nba and the media while kobe be hittin them game winners and lebronx bricks em… flash back to memphis lebronx.
        lakers win IN boston, fuckaliers lost to boston IN clevefuck.
        hows that for a fact mother fucker…

    • lakers2000

      Someone take this tool back to Home Depot!

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      that’s all he needs to do! but hey, give the man his props for being able to do that while your pudgy pierce had to push off to get his off and your team still couldn’t pull it off!

  • showtimelakes

    As great as the last shot was….kobe is still struggling and IMO forcing too many shots. Why does he settle so much for the outside shot? Drive Kob, Drive the ball. 2 Fts really he is too great to only have 2 fts in a game of this magnitude. Great win, nonetheless.

    • TheLakerGenera11

      Your exactly right Kobe does settle but that’s bc Kobe doesn’t have enough strength in his hand to grip the ball barrel down the lane and make a play if he got smacked or anything like that it’s over ppl his finger is so frail right now that allstsr wknd will do him some good not to participate after he’s introduced. Also he is forcing shots and I get aggravated but man Kobe is still phenomonal. My last comment is this I get soo pissed thinkin if Kobe would just get his hands fixed so he can have his touch again remember guys he’s shooting these shots on a f’d up hand imagine if it was fixed!!!!

      • lkrz008

        the ankle didnt help either. He said postgame:

        – “I couldn’t push off,” said Bryant, who was injured Friday after tripping over Philadelphia forward Elton Brand.

        “Ray’s athletic, but my elevator goes to the 12th floor and his stays at the seventh. But I couldn’t get to the 12th floor today. I was hurting.”


        Ive tried playing on a bum ankle and its nearly impossible. dont know how mamba does it.

  • gugy

    Congrats for Bynum for stepping up and playing very well.
    good to see KG faces after that dunk.

    I really want to give props to Artest. He was the key in the last minute for the Lakers. Great D and great hustle to make those last 2 points before Kobe’s clutch.

    Boston is not the same. Right now there are 3 teams on the east to make to the finals. Orlando, Atlanta and Cleveland. My feeling is that either Orlando or Atlanta will make. Prince James will choke just like last season and Boston doesn’t have that same force as before. It will be interesting to see the battle of these teams in the playoffs.

    Go Lakers!

    • Jim

      Yeah gugy, I loved watching Andrew stare down that skinny trash talkin’ beantown beanpole after he posterized him on that dunk. Where did all the chest thumping bravado go GayG? I hate the Celtics, but I especially hate that guy. It was a pleasure watching him get punked today.

      The best way to shut up someone who tries to intimidate his opponent, is to cram it down his throat. We love you Drew.

  • marmarbay

    Loved the Lakers pulling that rug out from the Celtics, just when they thought they had a win. But what I hate is when ESPN has Van Gundy and Marc Jackson .They talk about so many other things during each game they broadcast. Who cares if the fan with the green afro has a wife? I wish that ESPN would allow the commentators from each respective team announce the game for their own home town. So Stu and Joel would be broadcast back to California.
    Great comment Jim about the Magic beating the Lakers twice during last season, Lakers took care of them when it counted.

    • lakerman1

      I knew after the Spurs and Nuggets game the Announcers would be JVG & MJ. I don’t care for any of those guys especially JVG. But as Joel once says ABC cherry picks the best game and we are stuck with those two. At least i did not hear from Mark, Momma their goes that man whatever that is supposed to mean.

  • Laker4 Life

    This was the biggest win of the season. Lakers are not playing their best basketball right now but when playoff time comes lakers will blow out every team just like last year. Lakers will play eather Cleveland or Orlando in the finals. Kobe is gone make Prince James cry.
    GO Lakers !

    • marmarbay

      Prince James? You mean LeBaby, or even LeBawl. He cries more than a chef chopping onions.

  • drive-for-16th

    doc rivers said on the call pierce got called for pushing Ron that Kobe pushes a lot too.

    • http://TheLakersNation PWNED

      sounds like someone is crying……. he should join the thousands of boston fans doing so, while the billions of laker fans celebrate.

    • Randy’s Donuts

      Fuk Doc! Kobe and Phil run the mutha fukin’ NBA! Su-Ru! Go Lakers! Kobe G.O.A.T.! Phil G.O.A.T! If you ain’t wearin’ Purple & Gold with Lakers on your jersey, than fuk u! Shout out to all my dudes on TLN, Lakers 4 life! Fuk Lebron! Fuk Melo! Fuk Mark Jackson! Kobe’s goin’ win that Allstar MVP and my dude Shannon takin’ home that Slam Dunk!

      • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

        WORD! GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!

      • bernzter

        Way to go… TOOK THE words outta my mouth there my man…

        Peace!!!

        LA 4 Life…

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    Why the hell won’t twitter log me in? Im trying to log in but it won’t let me, the page looks like its loading but then says “page cannot be found”. Why!?

  • TheLakerGenera11

    Lol 4 all the comments yea F da Leauge if it’s not purple or gold recorded the game I can’t tell u how much I hate the celtics all of that trash talkin, mean muggin shoving and B*#tch a$$ Tony Allen thrown the ball off of Luke with so much animosity…just typing this pisses me off I hate them what was that throw even about??? Luckly we prevail and da C’s can continue to seach 4 answers I hope they beat up on da Cavs self implode lose 2 da hawks hawks beat Orlando and lose to the lakers championship #16!!!! but alas we have to work towards that goal… Let’s go lake show!!

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    You guys really don’t wanna know what I did when I saw the Lakers won. Well OK I’ll tell you.
    I was playing basketball at school and quickly borrowed a friend’s laptop to check the score on ESPN.com, knowing the game was over. The page was loading and I was shaking. The page loaded, scrolling down to the finished games, and saw the Lakers won by 1 and I yelled “YEAH MOTHER EFFER!” to my friend who happened to be a Celtics fan. He asked me who got the shot and I said Kobe and he had a glum look on his face. He told my other friend that Kobe got the game winner and he yells “Again!?”. Today was a great day!

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      YEA,AGAIN!AN IT WONT BE THE LAST!!!! GO LAKERS

    • berkyberks

      A true laker fan never play during lakers game specially that kind of big game! at school on sunday during big games? what are your school trying to do get some attention during big games??????

      • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

        Yeah Sunday… In America.
        I live in Australia so it was Monday morning, around 11 am I checked the scores on a laptop at school so I had no access to the game what so ever. Dont blame me, I woke up anticipating the game and as soon as Luke Walton fouled Rondo, I left for school.

        • berkyberks

          ok now I understand! me either hate to leave the game on 3rd co’z I’ll be late at work at 3:30 pm here in canada 2 hours late from E.T. I woke up early to prepare my things and had my bath at spurs half time game so I can watch the lakers game in focus but so sad that I had to leave at 3rd for my work! but I feel worried while at work because the celts is leading when I left watching…but when I reached my room at 12 am I am so happy that kobe made it for us oncemore!

  • NBAmazingKB24

    Show us the dunk by Drew over KG again!

    it was sweet :)

    • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

      • NBAmazingKB24

        funny how KG taps himself saying “My bad”

        KG u just got dunked on by 22 Year old.

        Shame on you… Definaately “Your Bad”.

        • TOUCHING_MYSELF

          That’s what happens when you keep running your mouth motha fcuka! And of course it was your fault… he was your man and I didn’t see anybody else around you fcuk! What an åsshole!

          FCUK GAY G!!!!!
          GO BYNUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • NBAmazingKB24

      KG posterized by Drew

  • NBAmazingKB24

    Pass Jerry West Next game Kobes! GL

    • berkyberks

      he might passed it at home it is more sweeter!

  • NBAmazingKB24

    And No Katie
    Bynum should play next game
    He cant run away from the fear of getting hurt
    everytime he plays Memphis.

  • http://57.amklac HE`S HURT AGAIN?

    so in memphis lets pretend along with all his other fake injuries ….he has swine flu and hep c,then he`ll really be our hero….go kobe,

    • lakers2000

      Get over it bitch.

    • Green Flannel

      Stop complaining you little pussy, we won in Boston, we lost in Cleveland. We won because we (as a team) played effeciently and we loss because we played poorly as a team. We are not a one man team as it clearly shows from lat night Kobe only needs eight shots to win. if we were a one man team we’d be like the Cavs, great in the regular season but when it comes to TEAM play teams, they crumble at their feet.

  • http://vinginor@aol.com onlyone laker fan in L.A.

    Boston dont worry you have Clevland,Atlanta and Orlando your done.
    Black Momba kicked Celtics Ass with a broken finger,
    Bad Ankle. Bad dude. Bynum nice job good to seeyou step up.
    Ron nice game looking like the old Ron.
    Lamar also nice job you and Farmar ,Shannon played huge.

  • http://57.amklac HE`S HURT AGAIN?

    faker 20000-keep your mom out of his fakeness please.

    • lakers2000

      Hey, your mom told me to tell you that she needs you to pick up some milk on your way home. Her muffins made me thirsty. Oh yeah, you better pick up something for your hemorrhoidal flare up as well.

    • LAKER NATION WILL HURT YOU

      I like how you’re loving the life as a TROLL. You feed off of and dedicate time to being negative and an online antagonizer. How much time in a day do you spend being an asshole here and in real life? Fu*kin loser. Talk this sh*t in front of a real LAKER FAN and see what happens. I’ll buy you a plane and playoff tickets if it’s Lakers/Cavs in the finals. Come and talk your shit at Staples like you do in this forum. Lets see what happens then Mr Big Talk.

  • Christian Paredes

    Hey everybody,

    Well Sunday’s game in Boston was the BIGGEST game I’ve ever been to!!! I was the laker fan who had a purple/gold wig, sunglasses, and a custom-made purple shirt along with my partner-in-crime….we sat 6 rows above the scorer’s table in the center court area….I got HECKLED LIKE NEVER BEFORE!!!

    You could see me in a couple of close-up shots thanks to ABC HD….If you go to youtube.com and type in “cachooka reborn”, click on this user, and find the video for the 1st half highlights of this game….the video should be 4:48 long….at the 2:28 mark, Kobe is jogging back from a jumper during the first quarter, the channel is going to a commercial break, and you could see ME standing up and cheering on Kobe before it fades away!!!

    If anyone recorded the game, ABC cameras did a close-up shot of the two of us at the 3:23 mark of the 3rd quarter after the second free throw made by Artest…Jeff Van Gundy complains about my wig!!! It is HILARIOUS!!!!!!! I’m developing a video of my trip and in a few weeks I will post it on YouTube….Stay tuned LAKER NATION!!!! BOSTON SUCKS!!! LET’S GO LAKERS!!!!!

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