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First quarter wrap: Celtics vs. Lakers

The Celtics [1] started quickly with an 11-2 run to open the game, but the Lakers closed the gap in the final minute, leaving the Celtics with a 29-27 lead after one. Rajon Rondo [2] scored eight points and had two assists, while Ray Allen [3] made all four of his shots to finish the quarter with nine points.

The Lakers are playing without Kobe Bryant [4] and repeatedly tried to establish themselves in the post with Pau Gasol [5] and Andrew Bynum [6], who each scored points.

Newest Celtics Nate Robinson [7] and Marcus Landry are not with the team.