Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview and Predictions -01-20-2020
Lakers dominate in the second half to beat Rockets 124-115, starting their five-game road trip with a win over one of the Western Conference’s top teams. The Rockets’ dynamic duo of Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 69 points, but the Lakers (34-8) reined them in during the third quarter to take control of the game.
The Los Angeles Lakers were without Anthony Davis for the fifth consecutive game on Friday night. It was arguably their biggest test since Davis was injured against the New York Knicks, as they were facing off with the Houston Rockets on the road.To defeat teams of this caliber, Los Angeles needs other players to step up. The player with the spotlight on them the most since Davis went down is Kyle Kuzma.
Kuzma has been replacing Davis in the starting lineup since he was sidelined. He played well in the first two games without Davis, scoring 26 and 36 points, respectively.
Celtics go down to the Suns 123-119 despite Marcus Smart breaking three point record
Slow starts. Marcus Smart steadying the ship offensively. Suit jackets along the sideline. An obscure player dropping a career performance. Mikal Bridges followed the same route Ish Smith, Sekou Doumbouya and Donte DiVincenzo followed lately in Celtics losses on Saturday.Not much changed for a Celtics team stuck in a midseason slog — 2-6 over their last eight — against the Suns as a sign welcomed Aron Baynes back after Boston dealt him to Phoenix in June.
Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown sat, though offense would be no issue as Marcus Smart hoisted 22 three-pointers and drilled 11 — something no Celtic had done before.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics Head to Head
The Celtics and the Lakers are the two most storied franchises in the NBA, and the rivalry has often been called the most prolific in the NBA. The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have met a record 12 times in the NBA Finals, starting with their first Finals meeting in 1959. They would both go on to dominate the league in the 1960s and 1980s, facing each other six times in the 1960s, three times in the 1980s, and two times in 2008 and 2010.
The two teams have won the two highest numbers of championships in the NBA: the Celtics have won 17, and the Lakers have won 16 (11 as the L.A. Lakers and 5 as the Minneapolis Lakers). Together, they account for 33 of the 72 championships in NBA history 160 to 130 is the current record in favor of the Boston Celtics.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics Stats
The Celtics are one of the best teams at home, having gone 16-4 at home. The Celtics have the 2nd best scoring defense, and are 23-15-2 ATS on the season. The Celtics were missing two of their top three leading scorers in Kemba Walker(team-best 22.1 per game), out with left knee soreness, and Jaylen Brown (20.0), sidelined for the second straight game with a sprained right thumb.
The Lakers are 34-8 boasting the best record in the NBA, they are also 10 of 11 in their last 11 games. LeBron James had 31 points and 12 assists for the Lakers, who lost to Orlando on Wednesday night. LBJ ended with 31 points (12-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight assists, two rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes during Monday’s 128-99 victory over the Cavaliers. James was back on the court after missing the previous game due to illness but picked right up where he left off. James has looked fantastic this season and his recent comments regarding load management certainly bode well for those invested in the 35-year-old.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics News
Missing players Lakers: Rajon Rondo (finger), DeMarcus Cousins (knee), Anthony Davis (tailbone) and Alex Caruso (neck).
Missing players Celtics: Kemba Walker (knee), Marcus Smart (ankle), Jaylen Brown (thumb) and Daniel Theis (knee).
Los Angeles Lakers Live Stream Schedule
|Wed, Oct 23||@LA||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Oct 26||vsUtah||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Oct 28||vsCharlotte||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Oct 30||vsMemphis||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 2||@Dallas||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Nov 4||@San Antonio||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Nov 6||@Chicago||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 9||vsMiami||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Nov 11||vsToronto||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Nov 13||@Phoenix||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 14||vsGolden State||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 16||vsSacramento||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Nov 18||vsAtlanta||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Nov 20||vsOklahoma City||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 23||@Oklahoma City||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 24||@Memphis||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Nov 26||@San Antonio||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 28||@New Orleans||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 30||vsWashington||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 2||vsDallas||4:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Dec 4||@Denver||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 5||@Utah||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Dec 7||@Portland||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 9||vsMinnesota||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 12||@Orlando||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Dec 14||@Miami||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 16||@Atlanta||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Dec 18||@Indiana||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Dec 20||@Milwaukee||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 23||vsDenver||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 26||vsLA||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Dec 29||@Portland||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 30||vsDallas||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 2||vsPhoenix||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 4||vsNew Orleans||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Jan 6||vsDetroit||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 8||vsNew York||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 11||@Dallas||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 12||@Oklahoma City||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Jan 14||vsCleveland||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 16||vsOrlando||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 19||@Houston||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Jan 21||@Boston||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 23||@New York||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Jan 24||@Brooklyn||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 26||@Philadelphia||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 29||vsLA||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Feb 1||vsPortland||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 2||@Sacramento||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Feb 5||vsSan Antonio||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Feb 7||vsHouston||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 9||@Golden State||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Feb 11||vsPhoenix||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Feb 13||@Denver||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Feb 22||vsMemphis||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Feb 24||vsBoston||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Feb 26||vsNew Orleans||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Feb 28||@Golden State||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 1||@Memphis||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 2||@New Orleans||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 4||vsPhiladelphia||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Mar 7||vsMilwaukee||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 9||@LA||2:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 11||vsBrooklyn||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Mar 13||vsHouston||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 16||vsDenver||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 17||@Utah||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Mar 19||vsUtah||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 22||@Charlotte||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 23||@Detroit||5:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 25||@Toronto||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Mar 27||@Cleveland||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 29||@Washington||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 31||@Minnesota||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 2||vsIndiana||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Apr 5||@Sacramento||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Apr 6||vsOklahoma City||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Apr 8||vsChicago||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Apr 10||vsGolden State||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Apr 13||vsMinnesota||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Apr 15||vsSacramento||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 16||@Phoenix||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
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Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league’s Western Conference in the Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, the second-most behind the Boston Celtics.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers. Initially a member of the NBL, the Lakers won the 1948 NBL championship before joining the rival Basketball Association of America, where they would win five of the next six championships, led by star George Mikan. After struggling financially in the late 1950s following Mikan’s retirement, they relocated to Los Angeles before the 1960–61 season.
Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles made the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s, but lost each series to the Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry. In 1968, the Lakers acquired four-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Wilt Chamberlain, and won their sixth NBA title—and first in Los Angeles—in 1972, led by new head coach Bill Sharman. After the retirement of West and Chamberlain, the team acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who also won multiple MVP awards, but was unable to make the Finals in the late 1970s.
The 1980s Lakers were nicknamed “Showtime” due to their fast break-offense led by Magic Johnson. The team won five championships in a nine-year span, and contained Hall of Famers Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and was led by Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley. After Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson retired, the team struggled in the early 1990s, before acquiring Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in 1996. With the duo, who were led by another Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, the team won three consecutive titles between 2000 to 2002, securing the franchise its second “three-peat”. The Lakers won two more championships in 2009 and 2010, but failed to regain their former glory in the following decade.
The Lakers hold the record for NBA’s longest winning streak, 33 straight games, set during the 1971–72 season. Twenty-six Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four have coached the team. Four Lakers—Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson, O’Neal, and Bryant—have won the NBA MVP Award for a total of eight awards.