Depleted Celtics Overcome By Lakers

Ray Allen became the NBA’s all-time leader in three-point field goals last night, but the Lakers overcame an early 15 point deficit and dominated the Celtics the rest of the way as they cruised to a 92-86 win at the TD Garden. Get all the coverage at CelticsLinks.com.

Crashing down – Julian Benbow has Kobe Bryant ruining the Garden party for Allen. Mark Murphy and Tim Weisberg have more on Ray’s night being crashed by the Lakers.

Ray Allen’s record 25 years in making – Peter May looks at how Allen’s mom instilled a work ethic in him which has paid off. More on Allen reaching the top from: Ron Borges | Frank Dell’Apa | Jessica Camerato |Jim Fenton

Ray Allen ready to break 3-point record with Reggie Miller watching – Bill Doyle got the thoughts of the TNT analyst yesterday. Steve Bulpett has more on the presence of Reggie Miller.

No excuses for Celtics in loss to Lakers – Paul Flannery has the Celtics not making any excuses for last night. David Willis has injuries taking a major toll on the Celtics. A. Sherrod Blakely also has the injuries catching up with Boston. Chris Forsberg says that the Celtics aren’t panicking.

LA rounding into form – Bob Ryan has the Lakers righting their ship. Steve Bulpett says that that Lakers always remain confident. Mike Fine has the Celtics witnessing the Lakers improvement first-hand.

Delonte West on verge of a return – Murphy’s notebook has Doc Rivers saying there is an outside chance that West could play against the Heat. The Celtics Notebook from Jim Fenton has a look at the thin bench for Boston last night.

Theo Epstein on the state of the Red Sox – Sean McAdam has the Sox GM holding court in Fort Meyers yesterday.  John Tomase has more on the session from Epstein. Peter Abraham has Theo feeling good about his rotation.

Can Josh Beckett bounce back? Re-examining his terrible 2010 and what it means going forward – Alex Speier does some deep analysis on Beckett.

Gonzalez began with pocket of quarters – Gordon Edes talks to the slugger’s first manager.

New game for New Zealand Project – Tomase’s notebook has the Sox signing a 17-year-old New Zealand softball catcher. The Red Sox notebook from Peter Abraham has Daniel Bard pleased with the additions to the bullpen. Rob Bradford has more from Bard, who wouldn’t mind returning to being a starting pitcher.

Brad Marchand doing it all for Bruins – Joe McDonald has the 22-year-old rookie making a contribution to the Bruins.

It was hate that made it great – Kevin Paul Dupont says that facing their enemies brought out the best in the Bruins.

Patriots will play tag with Logan Mankins – Ian Rapoport reports that the Patriots will definitely place the franchise tag on Mankins sometime in the next two weeks.

McDonough still being heard from – Chad Finn has a feature on former Red Sox announcer Sean McDonough, who will be calling Monday Night Baseball for ESPN, and has mended fences with the Red Sox.

Media Roundup: Super Bowl XLV Draws Record Ratings, Boston Remembers The Bruins – My SB Nation Media column is posted. It’s a look at Super Bowl ratings numbers and at a busy 24 hours for Ryan Johnston.

  • HighWireNickEsasky

    What are odds on Mazz saying something like this today: See, i was right! Cs fans were wrong to count out the Lakers.

    • Jon

      100%. I think that realistically all that last night proved is that if all but one of your big men is down, it's impossible to stop Gasol/Byum/Odom.

  • Classless

    Whoever wins the rebounding battle with these teams always wins. Last night, the C's were dominated on the glass. In LA, they dominated the glass.