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Celtics Get Even in NBA Finals
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Boston Celtics received very little offensive support from their front court in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night in Los Angeles. Fortunately for the Celtics, they had guards Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo combine for nearly 50 percent of the team's points in a 103-94 win over the Lakers.

Allen scored 27 of his 32 points in the first half as the Celtics evened the series at a game apiece. He set NBA Finals records with seven three-pointers in the first half and eight in the game. He hit six three's before Kobe Bryant drained his first basket.

The Celtics blew a 14-point lead and trailed 90-87 midway through the fourth quarter before Rondo scored six points during an 11-oh run, including a driving layup that put Boston ahead to stay. Rondo recorded his fifth postseason triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Boston won despite Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, who shot a combined 4-for-15 and totaled 16 points.

Paul Gasol paced the Lakers with 25 points, four more than Bryant and Andrew Bynum.

The series shifts to Boston for Game 3 on Tuesday.

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