BOSTON -- The NBA Finals are officially a prizefight. After absorbing a left hook to the body in Game 2, the Lakers answered back with a haymaker of their own, stunning the Celtics 91-84 in Game 3 on Tuesday to regain home-court advantage and take a 2-1 series lead.
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"You know, it's basketball," said Rivers. "[Allen] will be back in the gym tomorrow getting ready for the next game. I thought he was pressing early on. I thought all of his shots looked flat tonight. I didn't think he had any legs. I don't know if the knee and thigh had anything to do with it, but I just thought he was short on most of his jump shots. It happens to the best of us."