Tune in at 5:00 PM EST as the Lakers and Celtics renew their legendary rivalry on Christmas Day. Holly MacKenzie from The Score's Court Surfing blog will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
For anyone wondering what's going down in LA, we are just waiting for the conclusion of the Spurs 2 Suns where the game is tied at 88 all with 24.1 seconds left in regulation.
A little bonus coverage of the Spurs/Suns. Suns possession, Spurs trap Nash on the sideline and he's got to call a timeout with 7.7 seconds left in the game and 4 seconds on the shot clock.
Perfect play, Grant Hill inbounds to Amare, Amare finds Hill who is cutting to the basket, layup. 90-88 Suns. 4.3 seconds remaining.
Roger Mason Jr. just scrooged the Suns as he hit a corner three at the buzzer. AT the buzzer.
Penetration of Parker frees up Mason, beautiful play. TOUGH break for the Suns.
91-88 Spurs, final score.
Roger says he feels blessed to be in San Antonio. Coming from the mess that is the Wizards this season, he'd best feel blessed.
yes! Happy Holidays to everyone tuning in. We're headed to LA in just a second for this showdown between my Lakers and those amazing Celtics. We've ALSO get the treat of Jeff Van Gundy calling the game.
Four minutes until tip between the C's and the Lakeshow.
In case anyone didn't know, I'm a lifelong Lakers girl, so this is a big game for me!
C's starting line: KG, Perk, Rondo, PP and Allen.
Lakers starting line: Kobe, Fish, Pau, Bynum and Walton.
Bynum misses is first shot against Perkins, and it will be interesting to see how he fares against the Celtics this time around. Could he be the missing link? Ray Allen does not miss, connecting on a three. C's up 3-0.
Luke Walton gets a layup to go. Can't say he is who I envisioned scoring our first points.
Pierce blows by Walton, gets the dunk. Oh Luke
Bynum is fouled and at the line for two.
misses the first, makes the second. 6-5 LA 9:54 left in the first.
Is it bad if I want Rondo to have a great game for my fantasy team? My first place spot is in jeopardy.
As if in response to that statement, Rondo just picked up his second foul of the game. Doc is leaving him in the game.
Kobe is talking up a storm to his guys. Intensity is up in this one.
Celtics don't get back on D and Bynum throws down a thundering dunk. 10-7 LA. 7:41 remaining in the first.
Bynum is a big boy. Holy.
Rondo this time, goes to the basket and there is no one on the Lakers who can stay with him.
Perk gets a basket to go. Pau does not. In transition, Pierce gets the ball to Allen who gets a layup. 13-10 Boston, 6:26 in the first remaining.
Ugly miss by Walton. Second foul on Perkins. Timeout Lakers. 13-10 Boston.
That "Anything Is Possible" clip of KG will forever give me goosebumps.
BEN COLLINS. Love seeing you over here!
31 of 62 NBA championships have been won by either the Celtics or the Lakers. That is just a ridiculous number.
Kobe with the turnaround J. 13-12 Boston.
Rondo miss, Odom into the game for Bynum and Ray Allen picks up a foul on a Kobe drive.