With the Boston crowd chanting, "Kobe," Bryant made a long three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to hold off a Celtics' run.
Both teams kept the score close for most of the game, until the Lakers pushed ahead by as many as 14 points in the third quarter.
Bryant's long-range shot with 1:40 left was enough for the Lakers to end a five-game losing streak at Boston's expense. Bryant finished with 15 points on five-of-18 shooting, 11 rebounds, three assists and four turnovers.
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Randle finished with a double-double, scoring 15 points and taking 12 rebounds. Lou Williams added 19 points, making seven of nine from the field. D'Angelo Russell scored 16.
The Lakers shot 45.7% from the field, 47.4% (9 of 19) from three-point range and 73.9% (17 of 23) from the free-throw line.
The Celtics shot 43.2%, 25.9% (7 of 27) and 84% (21 of 25), respectively.
Evan Turner had 20 points and eight assists for Boston.
The Lakers (6-27) return home to host the Philadelphia 76ers (2-31) on Friday. The Celtics (18-14) host the
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