Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers
Boston Celtics Preview
The Boston Celtics bid for their third straight victory and 13th in 15 games on Sunday afternoon when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics started their 12-2 surge by scoring 69 first-half points en route to a 139-107 victory at home over Los Angeles on Jan. 20.
Jayson Tatum scored 27 points in that contest, and Jaylen Brown added 20, highlighted by an emphatic dunk on Lakers star LeBron James. Tatum and Brown also fared well on Friday, with the former collecting 28 points and 11 rebounds and the latter adding 25 points as Boston opened a four-game road trip with a 127-117 victory over Minnesota.
Los Angeles Lakers Preview
The Los Angeles Lakers look to avenge their most lopsided loss of the season on Sunday afternoon when they host the Boston Celtics. The Lakers answered a 139-107 setback in Boston on Jan. 20 by winning eight of their last 11 games. LeBron James scored 32 points as Los Angeles returned from the All-Star break to record a 117-105 victory over Memphis on Friday in the opener of a three-game homestand.
Anthony Davis rebounded from a right calf injury early in the game to collect 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks. James and Davis struggled in the first meeting with the Celtics, however, combining for just 24 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the floor.