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Rondo's jumper at buzzer lifts Lakers over Celtics 129-128

BOSTON (AP) LeBron James won't be playing alongside Anthony Davis this season.

But he does have a team he's hoping can build on a big win over its longtime rival.

Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.

''I practice those shots all the time,'' said Rondo, who hit his first career go-ahead field goal in the final 10 seconds of fourth quarter or overtime. ''Couldn't imagine it being in the Garden though. ... This is one I'll be playing for the rest of my life.''

James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles bounce back after a 42-point loss at Indiana on Tuesday.

James is the third Lakers player with a triple-double in Boston, joining Magic Johnson and Elgin Baylor.

''I'm starting to get more and more back to myself,'' James said. ''Every possession, every quarter, every time I take a hit, I'm able to nudge it off and keep going. I'm working my way back and I'm getting better and better every single minute.''

Rondo was in the right place at the right time for his final shot against the team he won an NBA title with in 2008. Brandon Ingram had his layup attempt blocked by Al Horford, but Horford whiffed on the rebound and the ball bounced into Rondo's hands.

''I thought the basketball gods rewarded the right team,'' Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

Kyrie Irving led Boston with 24 points and eight assists. Jayson Tatum added 22 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Theis has 20 points off the bench but the Celtics had a five-game win streak snapped.

It ended a wild, speculation-filled day in which the NBA's trade deadline expired with one of the players potentially on the wish list of both the Lakers and Celtics staying with his current team.

''I'm happy to still be on the team,'' said Tatum, whose name has been the subject of recent trade speculation. ''I'm glad that it's over with for now.''

Los Angeles attempted to put together a deal for Davis, but New Orleans held onto the All-Star despite him saying recently that he would not sign an extension and wanted to be traded. It means any potential suitor will have to wait until the summer to make a run at him.

The Lakers weren't completely quiet Thursday, trading Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac to the Clippers for Mike Muscala.

But for now, James will have to go forward with most of a roster that improved to 2-2 since his return from a groin injury that kept him out of action a month.

TIP-INS

Lakers: Shot 22 of 41 from the 3-point line.

Celtics: Were outscored 50-42 in the paint. . Shot 16 of 38 from the 3-point line.

WILD FINISH

Boston led by as many as 18 in the first half. The Lakers erased it in third quarter, connecting on nine of their 13 attempts from beyond the arc and outscoring the Celtics 42-27 in the period to retake the lead entering the fourth.

But the Celtics responded with a 15-4 run to start the final period to get it back.

James and Irving traded shots down the stretch. In one exchange James' 3-pointer cut Boston's lead to 114-113. Irving then calmly responded with his own step-back 27-footer.

Later, it was Irving assisting on a big basket. With Boston leading 121-118, Irving drove into the middle of the Los Angeles defense and kicked it out to a wide-open Marcus Morris for a 3 with just 1:24 left.

But following an Irving turnover, James tied it with his own corner 3-pointer.

TOUGHER EAST

The Celtics stood mostly pat at the trade deadline, except for trading Jabari Bird to the Atlanta Hawks. The move opens a roster spot for the Celtics and allowed them part ways with a player who hasn't played this season after charged with beating up his girlfriend last September.

But two of the teams currently in front of them in the East did make some changes.

The Bucks, who had the best record in the NBA entering the day, picked up Nikola Mirotic in a deal with the Pelicans. The Raptors added former All-Star center Marc Gasol from Memphis in exchange for center Jonas Valanciunias.

''Those teams were already really good. And the assumption would only be that they'd only benefit from those moves,'' Stevens said.

UP NEXT

Lakers: Continue their six-game road trip at Philadelphia on Sunday.

Celtics: Host the Clippers on Saturday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:40 +2 Kyle Kuzma made jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 2-0
11:22   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
11:11   Brandon Ingram missed finger-roll layup  
10:51   JaVale McGee missed finger-roll layup  
10:49   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
10:44 +2 Kyrie Irving made finger-roll layup, assist by Jayson Tatum 2-2
10:30   LeBron James missed jump shot  
10:28   Offensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
10:15   LeBron James missed 3-pt. fade-away jump shot  
10:11   Defensive rebound by Kyrie Irving  
10:02   Kyrie Irving missed reverse layup, blocked by Brandon Ingram  
9:59   Defensive rebound by Kyle Kuzma  
9:50   Kyle Kuzma missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:47   Defensive rebound by Kyrie Irving  
9:45   Shooting foul on Kyle Kuzma  
9:45 +1 Kyrie Irving made 1st of 2 free throws 2-3
9:45 +1 Kyrie Irving made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-4
9:29   JaVale McGee missed driving dunk, blocked by Marcus Smart  
9:25   Offensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
9:24 +2 JaVale McGee made hook shot 4-4
9:15 +2 Jayson Tatum made jump shot, assist by Marcus Smart 4-6
9:04   Bad pass turnover on Rajon Rondo, stolen by Al Horford  
8:59   Kyrie Irving missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:57   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
8:52   Personal foul on Jayson Tatum  
8:44   Brandon Ingram missed jump shot  
8:40   Lost ball turnover on JaVale McGee, stolen by Kyrie Irving  
8:36   Offensive foul on Al Horford  
8:19   Brandon Ingram missed turnaround jump shot  
8:16   Defensive rebound by Marcus Morris  
8:11 +2 Jayson Tatum made finger-roll layup, assist by Marcus Smart 4-8
7:43 +2 LeBron James made finger-roll layup 6-8
7:30   Offensive foul on Marcus Morris  
7:30   Offensive foul on Marcus Morris  
7:11   Offensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
7:05 +3 Rajon Rondo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Kuzma 9-8
6:48 +3 Marcus Smart made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jayson Tatum 9-11
6:36   JaVale McGee missed hook shot  
6:35   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
6:24   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
6:18   Violation  
6:11   Kyle Kuzma missed floating jump shot  
6:08   Offensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
6:06   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:03   Defensive rebound by Marcus Morris  
5:39   Shooting foul on Marcus Smart  
5:39   JaVale McGee missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:39   LAL team rebound  
5:39 +1 JaVale McGee made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-13
5:26   Lost ball turnover on Al Horford, stolen by LeBron James  
5:21   Bad pass turnover on LeBron James, stolen by Kyrie Irving  
5:15 +3 Marcus Smart made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyrie Irving 10-16
4:58   Shooting foul on Al Horford  
4:58   Brandon Ingram missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:58   LAL team rebound  
4:58   Brandon Ingram missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:56   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
4:35   Al Horford missed hook shot  
4:34   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
4:30 +2 LeBron James made finger-roll layup 12-16
4:30   Shooting foul on Al Horford  
4:30 +1 LeBron James made free throw 13-16
4:23   Personal foul on Tyson Chandler  
4:15 +2 Al Horford made layup, assist by Marcus Smart 13-18
4:15   Shooting foul on Brandon Ingram  
4:15 +1 Al Horford made free throw 13-19
3:57   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:54   Defensive rebound by Marcus Morris  
3:47   Kyrie Irving missed reverse layup, blocked by Kyle Kuzma  
3:46   BOS team rebound  
3:34   Marcus Smart missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:31   LAL team rebound  
3:29   Jumpball  
3:27   Personal foul on Kyrie Irving  
3:27   LeBron James missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:27   LAL team rebound  
3:27   LeBron James missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:27   Defensive rebound by Gordon Hayward  
3:14   Gordon Hayward missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:10   Shooting foul on LeBron James  
3:10 +1 Jaylen Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 13-20
3:10 +1 Jaylen Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 13-21
2:59   Lance Stephenson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:57   Offensive rebound by Brandon Ingram  
2:52   Shooting foul on Daniel Theis  
2:52   Lance Stephenson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:52   LAL team rebound  
2:52 +1 Lance Stephenson made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-21
2:34   Kyrie Irving missed fade-away jump shot, blocked by Tyson Chandler  
2:31   Defensive rebound by Tyson Chandler  
2:26   Rajon Rondo missed layup  
2:25   Defensive rebound by Daniel Theis  
2:20 +2 Gordon Hayward made dunk, assist by Kyrie Irving 14-23
2:04 +3 Lance Stephenson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 17-23
1:48 +3 Terry Rozier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Gordon Hayward 17-26
1:36 +3 Lance Stephenson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 20-26
1:24 +2 Daniel Theis made floating jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 20-28
1:01   Lost ball turnover on Brandon Ingram, stolen by Terry Rozier  
0:57   Shooting foul on Lance Stephenson  
0:57 +1 Terry Rozier made 1st of 2 free throws 20-29
0:57 +1 Terry Rozier made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-30
0:45 +2 Brandon Ingram made driving dunk 22-30
0:39   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:37   Defensive rebound by Josh Hart  
0:27 +2 Lance Stephenson made layup 24-30
0:09   Gordon Hayward missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:09   Defensive rebound by Tyson Chandler  
0:01   Brandon Ingram missed fade-away jump shot  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:46 +3 Terry Rozier made 3-pt. jump shot 24-33
11:26   Defensive rebound by Terry Rozier  
11:18   Traveling violation turnover on Daniel Theis  
11:00 +2 Rajon Rondo made finger-roll layup 26-33
10:49 +2 Jayson Tatum made jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 26-35
10:21 +3 Rajon Rondo made 3-pt. jump shot 29-35
10:05   Jayson Tatum missed floating jump shot, blocked by Josh Hart  
10:00 +3 Terry Rozier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jayson Tatum 29-38
9:49 +2 JaVale McGee made dunk, assist by Kyle Kuzma 31-38
9:34 +2 Jayson Tatum made fade-away jump shot, assist by Daniel Theis 31-40
9:17 +2 JaVale McGee made layup, assist by Lance Stephenson 33-40
9:04 +3 Jayson Tatum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 33-43
8:51   Violation  
8:42 +2 Kyle Kuzma made layup, assist by Josh Hart 35-43
8:33 +3 Daniel Theis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 35-46
8:13   JaVale McGee missed layup  
8:07 +2 Jaylen Brown made dunk, assist by Gordon Hayward 35-48
7:50   Kyle Kuzma missed driving layup  
7:45   Defensive rebound by Daniel Theis  
7:35   Jaylen Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:33   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
7:18   LeBron James missed driving layup  
7:17   Defensive rebound by Jayson Tatum  
7:09 +2 Jaylen Brown made layup, assist by Gordon Hayward 35-50
6:54   LeBron James missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Jaylen Brown  
6:53   LAL team rebound  
6:50   Brandon Ingram missed fade-away jump shot  
6:47   Defensive rebound by Kyrie Irving  
6:29   Kyle Kuzma missed hook shot  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Jayson Tatum  
6:12   Lost ball turnover on Jaylen Brown, stolen by LeBron James  
6:07 +2 LeBron James made finger-roll layup, assist by Brandon Ingram 37-53
5:58   Personal foul on Brandon Ingram  
5:44   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
5:40 +2 Kyle Kuzma made dunk, assist by LeBron James 39-53
5:18   Kyrie Irving missed floating jump shot  
5:16   Offensive rebound by Al Horford  
4:58   Kyle Kuzma missed jump shot  
4:57   Offensive rebound by LeBron James  
4:56 +2 LeBron James made dunk 41-55
4:40   Kyrie Irving missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:38   Defensive rebound by Lance Stephenson  
4:34   LeBron James missed layup  
4:27 +2 Jaylen Brown made dunk, assist by Jayson Tatum 41-57
4:10   Defensive rebound by Kyrie Irving  
4:05   Shooting foul on LeBron James  
4:05 +1 Kyrie Irving made 1st of 2 free throws 41-58
4:05 +1 Kyrie Irving made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-59
3:47 +3 LeBron James made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lance Stephenson 44-59
3:33 +2 Al Horford made turnaround jump shot, assist by Kyrie Irving 44-61
3:22 +2 Lance Stephenson made layup, assist by LeBron James 46-61
3:07   Jayson Tatum missed jump shot  
3:04   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
2:45   Kyrie Irving missed jump shot  
2:42   Offensive rebound by Marcus Smart  
2:40   Kyrie Irving missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:38   Defensive rebound by Lance Stephenson  
2:27 +3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 52-61
2:15   Bad pass turnover on Kyrie Irving, stolen by LeBron James  
2:10 +2 LeBron James made alley-oop shot, assist by Brandon Ingram 54-61
1:55   Gordon Hayward missed jump shot  
1:53   Defensive rebound by Tyson Chandler  
1:41   Shooting foul on Gordon Hayward  
1:41   LeBron James missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:41   LAL team rebound  
1:41   Defensive rebound by Gordon Hayward  
1:30   Marcus Morris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:28   Offensive rebound by Al Horford  
1:25   Marcus Smart missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:19   LeBron James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:14   Defensive rebound by Gordon Hayward  
1:04 +2 Gordon Hayward made jump shot, assist by Al Horford 54-63
0:53   Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed jump shot  
0:40   Marcus Morris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:33 +3 Lance Stephenson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 57-63
0:23 +3 Al Horford made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Smart 57-66
0:02   Brandon Ingram missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:01   Defensive rebound by Gordon Hayward  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:44   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
11:39 +2 JaVale McGee made alley-oop shot, assist by Brandon Ingram 59-66
11:23   Kyrie Irving missed fade-away jump shot  
11:21   Defensive rebound by Rajon Rondo  
11:14 +3 Kyle Kuzma made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 62-66
11:03   Personal foul on Rajon Rondo  
10:47 +2 Jayson Tatum made hook shot, assist by Al Horford 62-68
10:23   Kyle Kuzma missed fade-away jump shot  
10:22   Defensive rebound by Marcus Morris  
10:07   Kyrie Irving missed floating jump shot  
10:04   Defensive rebound by Kyle Kuzma  
9:50   Personal foul on Rajon Rondo  
9:31   Marcus Smart missed layup, blocked by JaVale McGee  
9:30   BOS team rebound  
9:26   Shooting foul on LeBron James  
9:26 +1 Kyrie Irving made 1st of 2 free throws 62-69
9:26 +1 Kyrie Irving made 2nd of 2 free throws 62-70
9:09 +3 Kyle Kuzma made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 65-70
8:55   Al Horford missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:53   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
8:50 +2 JaVale McGee made layup, assist by LeBron James 67-70
8:50   Shooting foul on Al Horford  
8:50   JaVale McGee missed free throw  
8:50   Defensive rebound by Jayson Tatum  
8:36   Marcus Smart missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:34   Defensive rebound by LeBron James  
8:26   Defensive rebound by Kyrie Irving  
8:14   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
8:04   BOS team rebound  
8:04   Personal foul on JaVale McGee  
7:51   Kyrie Irving missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:49   Defensive rebound by Kyle Kuzma  
7:39 +2 JaVale McGee made layup, assist by LeBron James 69-70
7:28 +2 Al Horford made jump shot, assist by Kyrie Irving 69-72
7:13 +3 Kyle Kuzma made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 72-72
6:58   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
6:53 +3 Kyle Kuzma made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rajon Rondo 75-72
6:42 +3 Kyrie Irving made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Smart 75-75
6:27   Kyle Kuzma missed turnaround jump shot  
6:25   Defensive rebound by Jayson Tatum  
6:00 +3 Rajon Rondo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Ingram 78-75
5:42 +2 Jayson Tatum made jump shot 78-77
5:28 +2 Rajon Rondo made floating jump shot 80-77
5:15   Shooting foul on JaVale McGee  
5:15 +1 Jayson Tatum made free throw 80-80
5:00 +3 Brandon Ingram made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 83-80
4:40 +2 Daniel Theis made jump shot, assist by Gordon Hayward 83-82
4:19 +3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 86-82
3:51   Kyle Kuzma missed hook shot  
3:50   LAL team rebound  
3:43 +3 LeBron James made 3-pt. jump shot 89-85
3:28 +2 Daniel Theis made dunk, assist by Kyrie Irving 89-87
3:09 +3 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LeBron James 92-87
2:51   Jaylen Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:49   Defensive rebound by Kyle Kuzma  
2:34   Offensive rebound by Tyson Chandler  
2:19 +2 LeBron James made finger-roll layup 94-87
2:08   Kyrie Irving missed finger-roll layup  
2:07   Defensive rebound by Brandon Ingram  
2:07   Personal foul on Daniel Theis  
1:59   Out of bounds turnover on Rajon Rondo  
1:45 +2 Daniel Theis made alley-oop shot, assist by Gordon Hayward 94-89
1:19 +2 Jaylen Brown made finger-roll layup, assist by Terry Rozier 94-91
1:07 +2 Kyle Kuzma made layup, assist by Rajon Rondo 96-91
0:49   Kyrie Irving missed layup, blocked by Tyson Chandler  
0:46   Kyrie Irving missed floating jump shot  
0:46   Offensive rebound by Daniel Theis  
0:46   Daniel Theis missed dunk  
0:45   LAL team rebound  
0:34   Shooting foul on Daniel Theis  
0:34   LAL team rebound  
0:34   Brandon Ingram missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:34 +1 Brandon Ingram made 2nd of 2 free throws 97-91
0:17   Offensive rebound by Daniel Theis  
0:17 +2 Daniel Theis made dunk 97-93