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Celtics missing something at end

Errant shots costly against Lakers, but both teams show they still can contend

Updated: March 12, 2012, 12:15 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

LOS ANGELES -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers loves to tell reporters that the NBA is "a make/miss league." Much like New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's favorite phrase -- "It is what it is" -- it's an inarguable truth in a game in which the team that scores more points wins.

So if you're looking to boil down the Los Angeles Lakers' 97-94 triumph over the Celtics on Sunday at the Staples Center, here it is: Los Angeles made its final four shots and scored the game's final eight ...

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