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To Watch The Lakers Beat The Celtics Never Gets Old

The Los Angeles Lakers have a new opportunity to impress people with the possibility of a new winning streak they began in Boston tonight, of all places! The return of Rajon Rondo from a Kobe-like injury suffered last season occurred tonight: he had a shot to send the game into overtime, but it caromed off the rim and the clock expired.

Lakers 107, Celtics 104 (Recap).

Instead of a Rondo vs. Kobe marquee game, The Lakers pitted rookie Ryan Kelly against their rookie Kelly Olynyk – and they put up similar numbers. But even though The Celtics put up 25 more shots, they succumbed to a relentless pursuit of a win that The Lakers were desperately in need of. Even as Wesley Johnson tied the score at 88-88 with a 3-point shot, and then the game went all Boston’s way during a 16-4 run that seemed to secure the victory for them, there was a sense that The Lakers might pull off the unexpected!

The balanced play of Pau Gasol and Kendall Marshall seemed to steady their play down the stretch, and these feisty Lakers gutted out a much-needed win in a most satisfying location! Nick Young should be a bit happier that teammates surrounded each other after one of them fell hard to the floor. Gerald Wallace had a startled look on his face, apparently clueless of the fiasco in Phoenix.

The Lakers still committed too many turnovers, but kept fouls to a minimum, and didn’t give up as many fast break points as I had expected. That’s improvement, right? But they gave up a lot of second chance points, although somehow winning the rebound battle by game’s end. The new guy Manny Harris got some time on the court, but Ryan Kelly battling inside where he posted better numbers than the combo of Sacre-Hill-Kaman was nothing short of very impressive!

Go, Lakers!

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