Paul Pierce poured in 32 points for Boston on Sunday, as they defeated Los Angeles 109-96 at STAPLES Center.
Boston was an underdog by 3 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 185.5.
Ray Allen had 21 points for Boston and Kevin Garnett chipped in with 18 points. Rajon Rondo had 16 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.
The Lakers got a 41-point performance from Kobe Bryant, who was supported by 15 points from Lamar Odom. Derek Fisher had 2 assists in a losing cause for Los Angeles, while Pau Gasol grabbed 7 rebounds.
The Celtics hit the break trailing 54-50 before taking care of business in the second half.
Boston had a 43-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Kings. The Lakers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Houston.