• Preview: Lakers vs. Celtics

    Summary of 12 articles · Updated Feb 8, 2013
    Both teams came into the game hot, the Lakers having won 7 of 8 and the Celtics five straight. There still is not a better rivalry in the NBA than Celtics vs. The Celtics made 51 percent of their shots from the field and had 13 assists to just two turnovers. Only foul trouble the Celtics committed 16 and eight offensive rebounds for the Lakers showed as blemishes for the home team. Howard said before Thursday night's game against the Boston Celtics that it would be a game-time decision whether he would play. That mirrors the situation of the Lakers, who lost Pau Gasol for most of the rest of this season and have been dealing with injuries to center Dwight Howard. The points were not only his fifth and sixth of the evening, but also gave him 25,000 in his 18-year NBA career, making him just the 16th player in NBA history and, we note so as not to draw the ire of Curtis Harris, the 20th player in the combined histories of the NBA and ABA to reach that plateau.
    • Pierce, Celtics down Lakers in Howard's return

      Paul Pierce scored 24 points and led a third-quarter surge as the Boston Celtics routed the Lakers 116-95 on Thursday night in Dwight Howard's return for Los Angeles.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Celtics crush Lakers, 116-95, for 6th straight win

      Two historic rivals looked to turn back the clock Thursday night at TD Garden, but only one team kept pace as the Celtics ran away to a 116-95 win.
      Source: boston.com
    • Howard starts for Lakers after missing three games

      Dwight Howard has started for the Los Angeles Lakers after missing three games with a sore right shoulder.
      Sources: nba.com ESPN.com
    • The 10 Best Showdowns Between Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant

      There still is not a better rivalry in the NBA than Celtics vs. Lakers, a feud that manages to entertain out of some deep, decades-old obligation to spite one another even when the teams are just OK or when one’s internal bickering is more fun than its
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Howard fires back at critics, dismisses Kobe

      Dwight Howard is fed up and let it be known that he is tired of other people trying to assess the severity of his shoulder injury.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Celtics thriving in new offensive style

    Rajon Rondo's season-ending knee injury seemed to be a big blow to the Celtics' chances of reaching the playoffs.
    Source: nba.com
  • Kevin Garnett scores 25,000th career point in Celtics blowout win over Lakers (VIDEO)

    With the clock winding down to the eight-minute mark of the second quarter and the Boston Celtics already holding an eight-point lead over the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Garnett cut across the paint to the right mid-post, received an entry pass from Lean…
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Ian Thomsen: Garnett, Celtics hand Lakers demoralizing defeat

      BOSTON -- The Lakers-Celtics rivalry means everything to the NBA. It was built on the foundation of Bill Russell's victories over Wilt Chamberlain -- of the team leader overwhelming the prodigious individual. Here Thursday their showdown was brought bac…
      Source: CNNSI.com
  • Celtics' Ainge: 'Mostly likely' keeping KG, Pierce

    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on Thursday that despite rumors to the contrary, he doesn't expect to trade Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
    Source: ESPN.com

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