For the second straight game in these Finals, the road team won. The Lakers took Game 3, 91-84, Tuesday in Boston to regain home-court advantage in the series. Here are some of SI's best shots from the L.A. win.
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L.A. veteran Derek Fisher was the key cog down the stretch for the Lakers, scoring 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter. His three-point play in the face of three Boston defenders put the Lakers ahead for good.
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Boston's Kevin Garnett upped the intensity on the defensive end, but the Celtics couldn't prevent Kobe Bryant and the Lakers from a 15-1 run in the first quarter for an early lead.
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On what some called an "off-night," Kobe still poured in 29 points, to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and two steals.
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Garnett returned to top form in Game 3, hustling for loose balls and scoring a team-high 25 points (more than Games 1 and 2 combined).
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After an incredible shooting display in Game 2, Ray Allen struggled to find his stroke Tuesday night. Allen went 0-for-13 from the field, missed all eight of his three-point attempts and finished with just two points.
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In 24 minutes off the bench, Glen "Big Baby" Davis tried to give the C's a spark, scoring 12 points and pestering the Lakers' front line, including Lamar Odom.
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Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo failed to match his monster Game 2, but still scored 11 points and dished out eight assists, despite being hounded by Bryant much of the night.
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Bryant shot just 10-of-29 from the field Tuesday, and attributed the late-game heroics of his teammates to the Celtics' strategy: "They weren't going to let me beat them down the stretch."
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K.G. showed flashes of his old self in Game 3, but the Lakers win means Boston will eventually have to head back to L.A. to win the title.
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The two most recent NBA champions will do battle in a pivotal Game 4 Thursday night in Boston, with L.A. clinging to a 2-1 series lead.
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