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Lakers even the series against the Rockets

After an upsetting loss to the Houston Rockets on their game opener of their 2nd round playoffs series at staple Center the LA Lakers bounced back to even the series. The Lakers beat the Houston Rockets won 111-98 in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Kobe Bryant scored 40 points on 27 shots to help the Lakers and Pau Gasol added 22 points and 14 rebounds.

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Ron Artest ejected in the game with 6:57 remaining in the game scored 25 points and Carl Landry added a career playoff-high 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who overcame a 14-point deficit in the first half and end up trailing most of the second half. Yao Ming only finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds and got 3 fouls in the first half.

After pointing across the court at Bryant and made a gesture near his throat, Artest was sent off the court. Artest complained that he was elbowed in the throat by Bryant under the basket. Derek Fisher of the Laker was also ejected in the game after he was called for a flagrant foul and received a bloody cut on his head near his right ear colliding with Scola as the Rockets brought the ball up the court.

Bryant, Luis Scola, Luke Walton and Lamar Odom was given a technical fouls prior to the incidents they're involved to.

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics also even their series against the Orlando Magic, 112-94 victory. Rondo had 15 points, 18 assists and 11 rebounds for his third triple-double of the playoffs, and House, coming from the bench scored a career playoff high of 31 points.

Howard had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Lewis had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic who had a 28 point win against the Celts on their game opener of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals series.

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