Los Angeles Lakers defeat Boston Celtics, 110-109

So much for home-court advantage.

The Celtics did not receive the benefit of a couple of potential hometown calls from the officials in a 110-109 overtime loss to the Lakers last night at TD Banknorth Garden. And the combination of controversial calls and non-calls, plus the Celtics' misfiring when it counted, could have long-range implications.

The Lakers (40-9) overtook the Celtics (41-10) for the best record in the NBA, sweeping the two-game season series, which coul...