Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics – NBA: The Celtics start a 3-game road trip in the state of California with a visit to the Lakers on Tuesday night
The Celtics have gone from rags to riches last week, because they followed a streak of 7 consecutive wins with 3 straight losses.
Surprisingly, all those losses were at home, on the TD Garden, so maybe playing on the road might be exactly what they need to recover.
The Celtics’ most recent slip-up was against the Orlando Magic, who surprised them with a scored of 103-95 on Sunday night.
Kyrie Irving made an important return of a one-match absence due to a shoulder injury, leading the way with 40 points, along with 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block.
Jaylen Brown scored 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. Marcus Morris made 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal while Jayson Tatum got 9 points and an impressive amount of 10 rebounds. He also got an assist, a steal and a rebound.
Al Horford also scored 9 points and got 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block.
The Celtics will also count with Guerschon Yabusele, who just returned from the G-League before Sunday’s match, and is questionable for tonight’s match due to a disease.
The Lakers frequently showcase the classic ups & downs of a young team, but they will go into Tuesday’s matches in one of their ascensions. Los Angeles got 2 wins on their last 2 matches and have also won 6 of their last 8 matches.
Their most recent victory was an impressive upset 127-107 against the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon.
Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 29 points, shooting 12/19 from the field in the 38 minutes he played. He also contributed with 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
Julius Randle followed him with a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds, that was complemented by 5 assists and 1 steal.
Kyle Kuzma scored 15 points in only 10 minutes, while Brook Lopez recorded 14 points and 4 rebounds.
Larry Nance Jr. Got 13 points, 5 boards, 1 assist, 2 blocks and 1 steal. Brandon Ingram struggled with a calf injury but was able to play at the start and score 10 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The Lakers will list Ingram as “likely” for Tuesday with his previously mentioned calf injury, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles injury) will be listed as doubtful.
Lonzo Ball is considered doubtful as well with his knee injury that already made him miss 4 games. Tuesday’s match will mark the 2nd and last meeting between these two teams this season.
Boston prevailed in their first meeting by a score of 107-96 on November 8th and they have everything to prevail again this time.
|Boston Celtics to win||