BOSTON (AP) _ Tyler Zeller had season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Boston went ahead for good less than two minutes into the game against Los Angeles.
The Lakers had cut a 14-point deficit to 92-83 with 7:49 remaining on a three-point play by Nick Young. Then a basket by Avery Bradley began a 13-point Celtics run that put them ahead 105-83 with 3:54 left. They led by at least 17 the rest of the way.
Kobe Bryant scored 22 points but shot only 9 of 21 as the Lakers lost their second consecutive game after winning two in a row.
Boston won its second straight after losing the previous five. Jeff Green scored 19 points and Jared Sullinger had 17 points and 13 rebounds