Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • BOS 47.6
    • 50.6 LAL
  • Three Point %

    • BOS 45.0
    • 31.8 LAL
  • Turnovers

    • BOS 14
    • 12 LAL
  • Rebounds

    • BOS 44
    • 57 LAL

Game Information

STAPLES Center
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Line: LAL -7.5
Attendance: 18,997
100%
Capacity: 19,060
Referees: Scott Foster, Gary Zielinski, Mark Ayotte
2/21/2013 Associated Press

Lakers honor late Buss with win over Celtics

Dwight Howard had 24 points and 12 rebounds in helping the Los Angeles Lakers to an emotional 113-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night in their first game since the death of owner Jerry Buss.

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Celtics2728212399
Lakers36282623113

Game Flow

BOS
LAL
0:00 - 4th Quarter

BOS

99

LAL

113

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Paul Pierce misses 11-foot jumper
  • Courtney Lee makes jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes layup (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes 25-foot three point jumper (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Avery Bradley makes 24-foot three point jumper (Jeff Green assists)
  • Dwight Howard blocks Jeff Green 's 6-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 15-foot two point shot
  • Brandon Bass misses jumper
  • Jeff Green makes 2-foot two point shot
  • Jeff Green misses 4-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes two point shot
  • Courtney Lee misses driving layup
  • Kevin Garnett makes jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Courtney Lee misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes 20-foot two point shot
  • Courtney Lee makes two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett misses 7-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green misses layup
  • Courtney Lee misses 12-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 4-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 18-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green misses layup
  • Jason Terry makes 26-foot three point jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Brandon Bass misses jumper
  • Jason Terry makes 7-foot two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Metta World Peace blocks Paul Pierce 's 5-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 17-foot jumper
  • Earl Clark blocks Paul Pierce 's 26-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes 17-foot two point shot
  • Kevin Garnett misses 18-foot
  • Kevin Garnett misses 20-foot jumper
  • Courtney Lee makes layup
  • Courtney Lee makes 25-foot three point jumper (Jeff Green assists)
  • Brandon Bass makes 17-foot jumper (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses 4-foot jumper
  • Avery Bradley misses three point jumper
  • Jason Terry misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Avery Bradley makes 2-foot two point shot
  • Jason Terry misses three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 8-foot
  • Avery Bradley misses three point jumper
  • Jeff Green makes 17-foot two point shot
  • Avery Bradley misses 22-foot jumper
  • Courtney Lee makes 24-foot three point jumper (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Courtney Lee misses 17-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green misses 22-foot jumper
  • Terrence Williams makes 16-foot two point shot
  • Fab Melo makes 3-foot two point shot (Chris Wilcox assists)
  • Jeff Green makes 26-foot three point jumper (Courtney Lee assists)
  • Steve Nash misses driving layup
  • Metta World Peace makes 24-foot three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard misses tip shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes 4-foot two point shot (Metta World Peace assists)
  • Dwight Howard makes 4-foot two point shot (Metta World Peace assists)
  • Metta World Peace makes driving dunk
  • Steve Nash makes 16-foot two point shot (Dwight Howard assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Antawn Jamison makes layup
  • Kobe Bryant misses jumper
  • Earl Clark misses layup
  • Kobe Bryant makes 4-foot two point shot
  • Steve Blake makes 26-foot three point jumper
  • Jeff Green blocks Antawn Jamison's jumper
  • Jodie Meeks misses driving layup
  • Metta World Peace misses 22-foot jumper
  • Earl Clark makes two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes layup
  • Steve Nash makes 15-foot two point shot
  • Earl Clark makes jumper (Steve Nash assists)
  • Metta World Peace misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Metta World Peace misses three point jumper
  • Metta World Peace makes layup (Steve Nash assists)
  • Kobe Bryant makes 16-foot two point shot
  • Steve Nash makes driving layup
  • Dwight Howard makes two point shot (Steve Nash assists)
  • Earl Clark makes two point shot (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Dwight Howard makes 3-foot jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 21-foot jumper
  • Antawn Jamison misses jumper
  • Antawn Jamison makes layup (Steve Nash assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Antawn Jamison makes 3-foot jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Antawn Jamison makes layup (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Steve Blake misses two point shot
  • Earl Clark makes two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant misses 17-foot jumper
  • Steve Blake makes two point shot
  • Jodie Meeks makes layup (Steve Blake assists)
  • Dwight Howard makes two point shot (Steve Blake assists)
  • Steve Blake misses 19-foot jumper
  • Earl Clark makes two point shot (Steve Nash assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Earl Clark misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Fab Melo blocks Chris Duhon 's 3-foot layup

Research Notes

  • Dwight Howard's game score last night was above 20 for the 9th time this season. The Lakers have won 8 straight games when Howard has a game score over 20.Game Score is a measure of a player's productivity for a single game. (40 is an outstanding performance, 10 is an average performance).

  • NEXT LEVEL: Dwight Howard had an efficient game in the post Wednesday, scoring 10 points on nine plays. Entering the game, Howard's 0.75 points per play ranked 47th out of 52 players with at least 100 post-up plays this season.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Lakers outscored the Celtics by 22 points with Dwight Howard on the floor Wednesday, his highest plus-minus in more than a month. The Lakers grabbed nearly half of their missed shots with Howard on the floor and scored 46 of their 54 paint points in his 30 minutes.

  • Celtics are 0-6 on the road this season against Western Conference teams.And those losses have been large -- by an average of 17.2 points.They play on the road against a West team tonight (at Lakers) and their next 3 games - at Suns, Trail Blazers, Jazz.Celtics On Road vs West Teams This SeasonTuesday at Nuggets Lost by 7Dec. 30 at Kings Lost by 22Dec. 29 at Warriors Lost by 18Dec. 27 at Clippers Lost by 29Dec. 15 at Spurs Lost by 15 Dec. 14 at Rockets Lost by 12

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