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Celtics 87, Lakers 86

Celtics beat Kobe-less LA

Last-second try by Fisher fails

Kendrick Perkins (13 points, 14 rebounds) made his point loud and clear during the Celtics’ victory over the Lakers. Kendrick Perkins (13 points, 14 rebounds) made his point loud and clear during the Celtics’ victory over the Lakers. (Lori Shepler/Associated Press)
By Julian Benbow
Globe Staff / February 19, 2010

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LOS ANGELES - This time, the snake wasn’t around to strike. Under normal circumstances, if a team had a 1-point lead with less than two minutes over the first-place Lakers, they’d still be only a clutch jumper away from Kobe Bryant ripping out their hearts and hopes. (Full article: 732 words)

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