The Celtics delivered their most thorough beating of the season, putting in the necessary hard work to take out the Lakers with ease.

Paul Pierce had 24 to lead the C's to their sixth straight triumph, 116-95 over the Lakers, who came in with wins in six of their previous seven. The Celtics led by as many as 32.

Jeff Green and Jason Terry had 19 and 15 points off the bench for the Celts, who cruised while playing the second night of a road-home back-to-back.

The Lakers were resting in Boston Wednesday while the Celtics were winning in Toronto, but they had little life beyond Kobe Bryant, who went for a game-high 27 points. Dwight Howard was back in the L.A. lineup, but he fouled out with nine points and nine rebounds.