NBA Game Summary – LA Lakers at Boston

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Lamar Odom hit two free throws with 16 seconds remaining and Pau Gasol came up with two big defensive plays late in overtime, as the Lakers beat the Celtics, 110-109, snapping Boston's 12-game winning streak and sweeping the two-game series between the NBA's elite clubs.

Kobe Bryant had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles, which won for the ninth time in 10 games and moved to a league-best 40-9, all while getting another measure of revenge for losing to its long-time nemesis in last year's Finals.

Gasol ended with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Odom scored 20 for the Lakers, who picked up a 92-83 win over the Celtics on Christmas Day, then breaking Boston's franchise-record 19-game winning streak.

Newly-named All-Star Ray Allen had 22 points to pace Boston, but his three- point shot at the end was well off the mark as the Celtics (41-10) lost for the first time since January 9 at Cleveland. Paul Pierce ended with 21 points in defeat.

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett returned after a two-game absence due to the flu and had 16 points and six rebounds, but wasn't around to play overtime as he fouled out with 4:22 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Lakers, who are one win away from a perfect six-game road trip, now have to look forward to a meeting with LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Cleveland Sunday afternoon. Just like Thursday, that will be another huge test as the Cavs are 39-9 overall and unbeaten at home (23-0).

A jumper from Glen Davis gave Boston a 109-108 edge with 1:04 left in OT, and Bryant missed a jumper under heavy pressure that opened the door for the Celtics to seal the win. Instead, it was stolen from them.

Davis' jumper was blocked by Gasol, and Odom was fouled.

After the two free throws, Pierce missed a jumper, but Rajon Rondo got the rebound and was fouled outside the three-point line by a falling Derek Fisher with three seconds left.

The Lakers, though, had a foul to give, and Boston was forced to inbound the ball again. Davis received the ball and handed it off to Allen, but his long- distance shot was altered by the combination of Fisher and Gasol as the horn sounded.

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