Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night in Boston.
LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles bounce back after a 42-point loss at Indiana on Tuesday.
Rondo was in the right place at the right time for his final shot against the team he won an NBA title with in 2008. Brandon Ingram’s layup was blocked by Al Horford, but Horford whiffed on the rebound and the ball bounced into Rondo’s hands.
“I practice those shots all the time,” Rondo said. “Couldn’t imagine it being in the Garden though. … This is one I’ll be playing for the rest of my life.”
Kyrie Irving had 24 points and eight assists for Boston.
Thunder 117, Grizzlies 95: Russell Westbrook had his eighth straight triple-double, finishing with 15 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds for host Oklahoma City. The longest triple-double streak of his career is one short of Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record, set over the final nine games of the Philadelphia Warriors’ 1967-68 season. Paul George added 27 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 27 points for the Grizzlies, who were reeling from the news that center Marc Gasol was traded to the Raptors for three players.
Raptors 119, Hawks 101: Pascal Siakam scored 33 points, Fred VanVleet added 30 and Toronto rallied after trailing by 17 points in the first half at Atlanta. The Raptors were shorthanded after trading four players in two deals before the trade deadline. Rookie Trae Young and Taurean Price each had 19 points for Atlanta.
Pacers 116, Clippers 92: Bojan Bogdanovic had 29 points and seven rebounds to lead host Indiana over Los Angeles. Myles Turner had 17 points and six blocked shots for the Pacers, who won their fourth consecutive game. Montrezl Harrell had 19 points and Danilo Gallinari had 12 points and five rebounds for the Clippers, who have a roster in transition after the NBA’s trade deadline.
Magic 122, Timberwolves 112: Terrence Ross scored 32 points and came up with a big defensive play for host Orlando. Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who lost for the fifth time in six games.
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