Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers
7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time
Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes National: ESPN
Line: Los Angeles Lakers -7
Boston Celtics: 28-24, 7th in the Eastern Conference
Los Angeles Lakers: 25-29, 10th in the Western Conference
Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Celtics 1-0 vs. Lakers this season.
- The Los Angeles Lakers will start their post All Star Break part of their season 3 and a half games back of the 8th and final playoff spot. The Lakers have 28 games remaining on the schedule with an exact split of those games at home and on the road.
- The Lakers were demolished by the Boston Celtics, 116-95, when they played at TD Garden on February 7th. The Lakers were coming off a 3 game winning streak before their set back in Boston.
- The Lakers shot horribly from the field in their last match up against the Celtics. The Lakers shot 41% from the field and 21% from the 3 point land. In contrast, the Celtics scored 116 points on an efficient 51% from the field. The Boston Celtics also had 6 players reach double figures in scoring.
- The Boston Celtics have won 8 of their last 9 games. Their recent success coincides with their loss of their All Star point guard, Rajon Rondo.
- The Lakers were completely outmatched in their last game before the All Star break, losing 125-101 to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers are 5-4 in their last 9 games.
– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”