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Lakers unwilling to trade Pau Gasol for Rajon Rondo

--The Times’ Mike Bresnahan reports the Lakers and Celtics talked last week about making a trade for Rajon Rondo. But Bresnaahn reports are unwilling to trade Pau Gasol for Rondo.

Game stories

--The Times’ Bresnahan explains how Kobe Bryant drew up the final paly for Andrew Bynum in the Lakers’ 97-94 win Sunday over Boston.

--The Orange County Register’s Janis Carr details how the Lakers rallied against the Celtics.

--The Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy documents the Celtics’ disappearing act late in the game.

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--The Daily News’ Elliott Teaford tabbed the Lakers’ win over Boston as “old-school”

--The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn highlights the Celtics’ cold fourth quarter.

Notebooks

--The Orange County Register’s Carr notes how Metta World Peace seemed energized after getting in a third-quarter scuffle with Boston forward Paul Pierce .

--The Boston Herald’s Murphy explains why Celtics Coach Doc Rivers remains concerned with Chris Wilcox’s injury.

--The Daily News’ Teaford notes how Lakers Coach Mike Brown has fielded questions from his son, Elijah, about trade talks.

Sidebars

--The Times’ Ben Bolch believes the Celtics Big Three could be broken up soon.

--ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin credits Bynum for rising to the occasion.

Columns

--The Times’ Helene Elliott charts Bynum’s progress.

--ESPN.com’s J.A. Adande argues the Lakers and Celtics passed the torch in their rivalry.

--The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett details how the Celtics had no answer for the Lakers’ size. Bulpett also highlights how Bryant can understand Pierce’s plight.

--The Daily News’ Vincent Bonsignore notes the significance that Bryant trusted Bynum in the final play.

--ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg argues the Lakers and Celtics can still contend for a title.

--The Orange County Register’s Jeff Miller tries to make sense of Bryant becoming a decoy.

Blogs

--ESPN Los Angeles’ McMenamin breaks down the Lakers’ win over Boston.

--Lakers.com’s Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Celtics game.

--Silver Screen and Rolls’ C.A. Clark credits the Lakers for overcoming early mistakes.

--Forum Blue and Gold’s Darius Soriano documents how the Lakers came through late in the game.

Tweet of the Day: “Have never and will never cover anything bigger than @MagicJohnson at the Forum Club on Nov. 7, 1991. That amazing doc brought it all back” -- ESPNSteinLine (ESPN.com’s Marc Stein)


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