Sloppy Celtics got what they deserved

Updated: February 1, 2010, 8:52 AM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Of course, it was Kobe Bryant who delivered the coup de grace. But he was only able to drive in the deciding dagger because the Boston Celtics allowed it to happen.

It never should have come to that. But it did. Bryant gets props for making another big game winner, hitting a 16-foot fadeaway to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 90-89 victory over the struggling Celtics on Sunday. But when you carefully construct an 11-point lead with 9:17 left, and then make only two baskets the ...

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