Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

The Celtics (26-23) crushed the Lakers (23-27) Thursday night at TD Garden, 116-95, to win their sixth straight game all while sending rival LA into another tailspin.

Boston already had a solid cushion at halftime but its 37-point offensive outburst in the third quarter, highlighted by an end-to-end sequence which featured a Jeff Green dunk, a Green block and a Paul Pierce 3-pointer, proved to be more than enough for the win.

 

Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points and Jason Terry had 15 off the bench.

What they'll be saying: This whole "they're better without Rondo" thing will be a white hot topic in the city after this thorough beatdown. The one note of caution - the Lakers (23-27) are inching closer and closer to irrelevancy. So, how good of a win was it?

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