#LakeShow: Boston Celtics 128-129 LA Lakers (Watch Game Highlights)
Rajon Rondo hits game-winning buzzer-beater
Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.
The game-winner capped a wild back-and-forth that began with back-to-back three-pointers by the Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and LeBron James that erased a late six-point deficit and produced a 124-124 tie with 50.1 seconds remaining.
With time running out, the Lakers attempted to run a play for Brandon Ingram. The 21-year-old Ingram drove to the basket and attempted to put up a layup, but the shot was blocked. The ball bounced, hit a couple players and landed directly in Rondo’s hands. He quickly put up a shot as the clock hit zero. It went in, giving the Lakers the win.
James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, Rondo, Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee scored 17 apiece, Lance Stephenson had 14 and Ingram 11.
Irving led the Boston with 24 points and eight assists, Tatum finished with a 22-point, 10-rebound while Daniel Theis had 20 points, Terry Rozier 19, Jaylen Brown 18 and Horford 12.