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"What were you seeing in the 4th quarter?" (Kuzma had 17 points in the 4th)

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Ramona Shelburne asks Kyle Kuzma if he aspires to be a closer like Kyrie Irving one day.

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Ramona Shelburne asks Luke Walton how he's coaching the team through their free throw struggles.

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Henrique scores short-handed goal to cap big first period (0:32)
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Celtics guard Kyrie Irving on final play options: "We have end-of-game plays that we're prepared for but, in basketball, decisions are made and, as a team, we collectively have to live with the results. Tough shot at the end. Marcus took one and that's that."

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Brandon Ingram on what made Kyle Kuzma so successful tonight. Kuzma ended with 28 points, 17 in the 4th quarter.

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Celtics guard Marcus Smart on the game's final shot: "With that short amount of time I wanted to make sure we got a shot up. It felt good when it left my hands. I thought it was going in. That's just how it goes. It's over with. We've got to turn around and try to come up with a win tomorrow."

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Celtics All-Star big man Al Horford said coach Brad Stevens made the right decision to hold him out late after Horford got hit in the head. Horford said he has confidence in his teammates to make big plays in final seconds.

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Lakers hold on to beat Celtics (1:56)
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Luke Walton breaks down the crazy last minute in STAPLES. Lakers ended up winning by 1 after missing free throws & Kuzma scoring 17 points in the 4th.

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Lakers have won six straight at home as they hit the road for a five-game road trip to Chicago, Toronto, Orlando, Brooklyn and Oklahoma City.

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Kuzma lights up the Celtics in the 4th (0:52)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers shot 21-of-36 from the line and that's with Jordan Clarkson making 6-of-7. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the team's best free-throw shooter at 76.5%, missed two late to give Boston a final shot to win but Marcus Smart missed a 3. "Frustrated we didn't make free throws," Luke Walton said. "We have guys that I trust that need to knock them down... hopefully we remedy this sooner than later... I have faith we will [turn it around]."

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Randle rocks the rim (0:20)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers survive two missed free throws by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to hold on to a 108-107 win over Boston. Kyle Kuzma scored 17 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter — the most in the fourth by a Laker this season — to lead the Lakers to their seventh victory in the last nine games. Julius Randle finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points and Larry Nance Jr. added 11 points and nine rebounds in one of the Lakers' best wins of the season.

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Kuzma drops dime to set up Nance's monster slam (0:17)
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Randle saves loose ball, powers into and-1 score (0:27)

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Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss emphatically said Luke Walton will be "the Lakers coach, period." When asked by ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth on "Buckets" if Walton will remain the coach through the regular season, free agency and the summer, Buss replied, "Absolutely. Luke Walton is the Lakers coach, period. There's no worrying about it, there's no speculation. He's done a terrific job. He is somebody that the entire front office, the organization is behind."

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Kuzma uses deft touch on spinning bank shot (0:23)

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Gordon Hayward is here at Staples Center for Celtics-Lakers.

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Chris Paul, Paul George and Lou Williams appear to be All-Star snubs.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wyoming QB Josh Allen said he doesn't mind hearing fellow draft prospects like Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen get more attention or accolades. He said he is actually living and training with Darnold in Orange County under former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer and trainer Ryan Flaherty and that he and Darnold are “super good friends.” “We're obviously there to compete. We want to be better. We want to be the best quarterbacks we can be, there's no secret about that,” Allen said. “At the same time, we're not competing against each other. Someone's gonna get drafted higher, that's the fact of the matter. But we want to end up in situations where it's the best fit for ourselves.”