Lakers Snap Another Boston Streak

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOSTON (AP) - Lamar Odom made a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 110-109 victory over Boston on Thursday night and snap the Celtics' 12-game winning streak.

Kobe Bryant scored 26 points with 10 rebounds and Paul Gasol had 24 and 14 for the Lakers, who also snapped Boston's 19-game winning streak on Christmas Day and sent the Celtics into a 2-7 skid that is the worst stretch of the new big three era.

Paul Pierce scored 21, and newly minted All-Star Ray Allen scored 22, but he missed a desperation, off-balance shot at the buzzer while Boston fans clamored for a foul call.

Rajon Rondo scored 16 with 12 assists, and Kevin Garnett scored 16 before fouling out with 4:22 left in the fourth quarter.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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