Andrew Bynum had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Kobe Bryant had 26 points and seven assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a comeback 97-94 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center. The Lakers trailed by five points with 2:41 remaining, but the Celtics didn't score another point.
The Lakers have now won nine straight home games and are 18-2 as the home team at Staples Center this season.
Rajon Rondo had 24 points and 10 assists to lead the Celtics (21-19).
Pau Gasol also had a double-double for the Lakers (25-16) with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Metta World Peace added 14 points for the Lakers, who shot 50.7% from the field.
The Celtics had an whopping 33 assists on 39 made field goals, which helped them shoot 47%, which was amazing since they shot just 25% in the first quarter. Paul Pierce had 13 points and nine assists for Boston, who has lost seven of their last eight road games.
The Lakers head back out on the road for a brief two-game trip beginning Tuesday night in Memphis.
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