Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics
5 PM Pacific time / 8 PM Eastern Time
TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: Local: None National: TNT
Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2
Los Angeles Lakers: 23-26, 10th in the Western Conference
Boston Celtics: 25-23, 8th in the Eastern Conference
Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): They have not met this season
- The Los Angeles Lakers have won 6 of their last 7 games and are currently 3-1 on their current 7 game road trip.
- The Lakers’ injury problems in their front court continue with the news that Pau Gasol will be out indefinitely with a partially torn labrum which he suffered in the 4th quarter of the Lakers win against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. The Lakers are already without Dwight Howard who is recovering from agravating his torn right labrum in his shoulder and have already lost forward Jordan Hill for the season.
- The Boston Celtics have won 5 in a row and the current winning streak coincides with the absense of their star point guard Rajon Rondo who was lost for the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Celtics were on a 6 game losing streak up until they played their first game without Rajon Rondo against the Miami Heat on January 27th.
– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”