After losing 12 out of 13 games and six straight, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to get on the winning side of things by getting the best of the rival Boston Celtics at TD Garden.
Following the win over the Celtics, newcomer Kendall Marshall spoke to the media about finally getting back in the win column. Marshall expressed relief after another solid performance for the UNC product according to TWCSportsNet:
Kendall Marshall: "It feels great to finally get a win." He joins @LAIreland next.
— TWC SportsNet (@TWCSportsNet) January 18, 2014
Marshall hit a crucial three late in the fourth quarter that put the Lakers up by one. Rookie Ryan Kelly put the nail in the coffin with two free throws in the closing seconds to give the Lakers the win, 107-104.
Kelly had a big night against the Celtics, scoring a career-high 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting. The rookie stepped up his game in the win over the Celtics and may receive a boost in minutes as a result.
Nick Young couldn’t play on Friday due to a suspension, but Kelly and Marshall stepping up offensively helped propel the Lakers over the Celtics for their first win in quite some time.
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