Lakers edge Celtics 129-128 on Rondo’s jumper at the buzzer
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.
Westbrook finished with 15 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. He now has the longest triple-double streak of his career and is one short of Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record of nine straight set in 1968.
The Raptors were short-handed after trading four players in two deals before the trade deadline. They used only nine players and relied heavily on Siakam, who also had 13 rebounds, and VanVleet with All-Star Kawhi Leonard resting.
Rookie Trae Young and Taurean Price each had 19 points for Atlanta.
Toronto, which began the night two games behind Eastern Conference leader Milwaukee, acquired center Marc Gasol from Memphis before Thursday’s trade deadline for Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and Delon Wright.
Damian Lillard added 24 points and nine assists for the Blazers, who were coming off a loss at home to Miami but have won seven of their last nine games overall.
It was the second straight game that McCollum has had seven 3s, which match his career high. With his second 3-pointer, McCollum passed Terry Porter for third on Portland’s all-time list.
DeMar DeRozan had 35 points for the Spurs, who were playing the third game of an extended road trip because of the rodeo visiting AT&T Center.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic had 29 points and seven rebounds to lead Indiana over short-handed Los Angeles.
The Pacers scored 13 straight during a 17-2 run late in the second quarter to pull away.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 32 points and came up with a big defensive play to help Orlando beat Minnesota.
Ross came off the bench to make six 3-pointers and 13-of-23 shots overall.
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