Boston Celtics defeat Los Angeles Lakers, 110-91

LOS ANGELES - The Lakers' Phil Jackson will pass late Celtics legend Red Auerbach on the all-time coaching wins list.

But it didn't happen on the Celtics' watch.

The Celtics completed their four-game Western road trip undefeated with a 110-91 victory over the Lakers last night at Staples Center. Boston improved to an NBA-best 26-3, and has won eight straight road games and six straight overall. Jackson remained tied with Auerbach with 938 career wins, seventh in NBA his...

LOS ANGELES - After his right hamstring felt tight yesterday morning, Celtics guard Rajon Rondo missed last night's 110-91 victory over the the Lakers.

Rondo suffered the injury late in the first quarter of Boston's 104-98 victory at Utah Saturday night.

The second-year guard said he felt fine following a workout at the Staples Center before last night's game and had hoped to convince coach Doc Rivers to play him.

Rivers, however, decided to sit Rondo, who hadn't ...

WALTHAM - It's been a few days since Lamar Odom went Terry Tate on Ray Allen in the Lakers' 110-91 loss to the Celtics, and after looking at it again on tape, the shoulder tackle still makes absolutely no sense to Allen, who found himself in the laps of the Staples Center's best ticket-holders because of it.
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