Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore
provided season-high point totals in their Los Angeles Lakers debuts.
Brooks had 10 of his 14 during a key fourth-quarter run, while Bazemore
provided 15 in the Lakers' 101-92 win over the Boston Celtics.
Brooks and Bazemore were acquired Thursday from the Golden State Warriors in
exchange for point guard Steve Blake.
LA's bench outscored Boston's 63-21 and scored the final 44 points for its
Pau Gasol added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Lakers, who snapped their
eight-game home losing skid.
Jeff Green tallied 21 points and Brandon Bass added 20 points and eight boards
for Boston, which has dropped three straight. Jared Sullinger contributed a
12-point, 12-rebound double-double.
Boston took a 74-63 advantage into the fourth, but the Lakers began the frame
on an elongated 27-9 run.
Jordan Farmar's pull-up jumper gave LA an 80-79 lead at the 8:10 mark, its
first since it was 10-9 early on. The surge was capped on a Chris Kaman jumper
for a 92-83 cushion with 3:28 left.
The Lakers led comfortably the rest of the way.
Earlier, Boston led 28-19 after a quarter of play and 46-44 at the break.
The Celtics were up 60-57 midway through the third before they further
extended their margin following a 12-2 run. Bass netted five points during the
surge, which he capped with a dunk for a 72-59 cushion.
Kaman, Pau Gasol and Jodie Meeks all scored 16 points to lead LA ... Los
Angeles shot 48.2 percent (40- of-83) from the field ... Boston tallied 21
points off 18 Lakers turnovers ... Boston shot 39.2 percent (38-of-97) from
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