Celtics

Final: Lakers 129, Celtics 128 — Rondo hits buzzer beater for win

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In his first game back at the TD Garden as a Laker, Rajon Rondo finished off a storybook ending for the former Celtic. The point guard corralled a loose ball with one second remaining and knocked down a mid-range jump shot to pull off the road win, capping off an 18-point rally for the Lakers. Rondo finished with a double-double (17 points, 10 assists), LeBron James added a triple-double (28 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists) while Kyle Kuzma had a monster second half (21 points) to give the Lakers a much-needed win. Kyrie Irving had a team-high 24 points for the Celtics, who blew a six-point lead in the game’s final two minutes in the defeat as Boston had their five-game winning streak snapped.

First Half Notes