Recap: Lakers toppled by the rival Celtics

Jan 20, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball while Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) defends during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers took a trip behind enemy lines against the Boston Celtics and left with a 139-107 defeat. The Lakers were led by LeBron James with 15 points and 13 assists. The Lakers were abysmal defending the three-point line. The Celtics shot 47 perecent from long-range.

Losing The Third Quarter

The Celtics put up 35 points in the third quarter. While the deficit wasn’t close at halftime at 69-55,  the Lakers lost any hope of competing during that frame. Boston barely missed as they went on to make of their 14 of their 21 field goals.

Beat On The Boards

The Lakers were getting beat to every rebound, it seemed. They were beat on the boards tonight 48-36. They ended up well below their average of 53.9 rebounds per game on the season. Dwight Howard was the lone Laker with double-digit rebounding, finishing with 10 boards.

Working AD Back In

This game was sure to feature some rust from The Brow after a five game absence. He finished the night with nine points and four rebounds. The Lakers are going to need to integrate him back into the flow of the lineups that got them improbable road wins against the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets.

The Lakers next return to action will be a visit to the New York Knicks on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Their shot at revenge against the Celtics will take place at Staples Center on February 23rd.


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