Kobe Bryant scored 12 points in the third quarter, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 72-68 lead over the Celtics after three quarters at TD Garden in Boston. After just three points in the first half, Kobe was aggressive to start the second half and hit four of his eight shots, leading the Lakers to a 27-15 advantage in the third quarter.
Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum have been excelling down low for the Lakers, who have outrebounded Boston 35-26 so far tonight. Gasol has 18 points and 10 rebounds through three quarters, while Bynum has 16 points and seven boards.
The Celtics have four players in double figures, led by Ray Allen's 15 points. The Lakers were down 49-34 in the second quarter, and have outscored the Celtics 38-19 since that point.
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