Celtics can't stand up to Lakers' bigs

L.A.'s Andrew Bynum and Paul Gasol still too much for Kevin Garnett & Co.

Updated: February 10, 2012, 9:30 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Back in the good old days, the Detroit Pistons made a visit to the Boston Celtics and were abused by their most persistent tormentor, Kevin McHale. That led to the following from their coach, Chuck Daly.

"I spent all summer trying to figure out a way to guard McHale. I didn't come up with one. He's still too tall," Daly said.

That, in a nutshell, is the problem Boston coach Doc Rivers faced Thursday night in the Celtics' 88-87 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Los ...

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