The LA Lakers were less on his way with five defeats in seven matches, but Thursday night made them a handsome victory. In the TD Garden the Boston Celtics pulled the Californians with 128-129 slightly at the longest end.
Rajon Rondo scored at the buzzer for the decisive basket against the team in 2008, he became champion.
LeBron James with 28 points topschutter of the party between the two most celebrated clubs in the NBA history. He shared also twelve assists and grabbed twelve rebounds, good for a triple double.
It is once again clear how important James is for this Lakers. Only since he returned from a liesblessure was won again. Thanks to this victory, the Lakers again have a positive winning percentage (.509, 28w-27v), but they remain tenth in the Western Conference. Only the top eight may play-offs play.
Boston (35w-20v) is fourth in the Eastern Conference. Numbers two and three, Toronto and Indiana, were Thursday called to the feast. The Raptors won under the leadership of Pascal Siakam (33 pts, 14 rbs) and Fred VanVleet (30 pts) 101-119 in Atlanta. The Pacers, with topschutter Bojan Bogdanovic (29 pts), home of the LA Clippers to the side with 116-92.