Game stream: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics


The Los Angeles Lakers (8-9) play against the Boston Celtics (8-8) at TD Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Friday November 19, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers 108, Boston Celtics 130 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 130, Lakers 108 – C’s progress comes together in blowout
bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/11/19/bsj…11:59 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Remember when Marcus Smart talked about moving the ball and letting him make life easier for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to score? This is the kind of play Smart was talking about. Swing, swing, paint attack, kick to the open shooter. Beautiful basketball here. pic.twitter.com/J1LAvTaaZt11:58 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After a promising first quarter, the Lakers seemed more balanced and focused with LeBron James finally in the lineup.
After that, they slid in a big way, falling to the Celtics for their fourth loss in five games: ocregister.com/2021/11/19/cel…11:55 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Tatum on having Russell and Pierce courtside: “I didn’t get to see Russell) play, but having somebody like Paul come to the game, it’s someone I have a relationship with, I mean, I remember watching him play and now he’s watching me play. That’s crazy to me.” – 11:44 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This was my favorite play from Jayson Tatum against the Lakers. He put the game away by driving to the rim with force for the and-1. Then, Tatum shows some rare passion. Watch all the way to end. He gave Al Horford a high-five so hard that Horford had to shake off the sting! pic.twitter.com/zzwIQhAXbk11:36 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
We are breaking down the Celtics game now. Come chat with us LIVE. theathletic.com/live-rooms/cel…11:34 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Tatum on being w LeBron, others at first All-Star game: “That was the first time in my career I felt like I belonged in this room. … I was in the locker room with them, I was on that team. I think ever since then I’ve kind of taken the approach of, I belong in that locker room” – 11:25 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum says when he made his first All-Star team and was sharing the locker room with LeBron and AD, it was the “first time I felt I belonged in that room.”
“From now on, whether anybody else believes it, when I get on the floor, I tell myself I’m the best player.” – 11:25 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum on why he liked KG’s game: “Just the aggressiveness that he played with, the intensity, the passion. … Even to this day, when I get a chance to be around him and talk to him, he’s the same person you see on TV.” – 11:22 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “Giving up 38 points in the first quarter is something we never want to do. … But how you respond kind of just shows character and things like that.” – 11:21 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Jayson Tatum says of playing in front of @Paul Pierce and @RealBillRussell during a Celtics win over the Lakers at home, “It’s a surreal moment.” – 11:20 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jayson Tatum on playing in front of Paul Pierce:
“I remember watching him play and now he watching me play. That’s crazy to me.” – 11:19 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James said he won’t “give his energy” to Enes Kanter’s use of his likeness on his sneakers to bring attention to human rights violations in China. He added that Kanter, as a man, should approach him directly. “He saw me in the hallway tonight and he walked right past me” – 11:19 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jayson Tatum on his early season struggles:
“I was never worried. I put too much work in to ever worry or doubt.” – 11:18 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
“I didn’t think I’d be shooting this bad to start the season.” – Jayson Tatum – 11:18 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “I ain’t think I’d be shooting this bad at the beginning of the season. But I was never worried. I put in too much work to worry or doubt.” – 11:18 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum: “We showed some fight tonight.” – 11:17 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Dennis Schröder reminds everyone reuniting with Al Horford was one of the biggest reasons he came to Boston, even though he forgot Horford is 35 already.
“What he is doing right now is unbelievable.” – 11:17 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron said he felt “OK” physically in his first game in 2.5 weeks. He thought he could trust his body enough to play tonight, but said it’ll be important to see how it responds in the morning. – 11:16 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum has Evan Turner on FaceTime in this press conference. Turner said he wants Scal’s job. Also said: “Was the young boy impressive?” – 11:16 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum got Evan Turner here on FaceTime, says he’s gonna come take Scal’s job after Xmas – 11:16 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Dennis Schroder on Al Horford: “That’s the reason that I came here. One of the reasons was to play with Al again.”
I wrote about how Horford slid into Schroder’s DMs during free agency, if anyone wants to read: theathletic.com/2860582/2021/1…11:15 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron says there’s “no level of panic,” but there should be an increasing sense of urgency after the 8-9 start: “We damn sure need to play better, no matter who is in the lineup.” – 11:15 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron: “There’s no level of panic” but says there needs to be a “sense of urgency” every time they hit the floor. – 11:15 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron: “We damn sure need to play better.” – 11:14 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Dennis Schröder says with a smile of playing through his ankle sprain tonight against his former team, “I had to be there for that one tonight, so I made it work.” – 11:14 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron James said he felt “kind of like a rookie again,” physically he felt “OK” but he’s more interested in how he feels tomorrow morning, which will tell him how he’s progressing. – 11:13 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron on how he felt tonight: “Felt okay. Felt like a rookie again being away from the game.” Says he’s more looking forward to how he feels tomorrow to see where he’s at physically. – 11:13 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Dennis Schroder said “it was cool” to play the Lakers. Said he twisted his ankle pretty bad against Atlanta, but “had to be here” to play his former team. Said he’s still pretty sore.
“I made it work.” – 11:12 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Dennis Schroder said he has watched Marcus Smart his whole career and that he’s a dog. Said it’s been great to play with him. – 11:12 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Marcus Smart on why the defense has become so dominant: “Just turned our intensity up. We understand the team that we have and the ability that we have … We’re athletic, we’re long, we’re quick, we have great IQs.” – 11:11 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
POLL! On a scale of 1-10, where’s your confidence level for the Lakers being able to turn things around? AK @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnLakers11:08 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Here’s how much salary the Lakers can absorb through trade:
Just Nunn: $6.35 million
Nunn+one minimum: $8.4m
Nunn+two mins: $10.5m
Nunn+three mins: $12.6m
Nunn+four mins: $14.6m
Nunn+THT: $18.2m
Nunn+THT+one min: $20.3m
Nunn+THT+two mins: $22.3m
Nunn+THT+three mins: $24.4m – 11:05 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Marcus Smart:
“We’re not perfect, but the fight is in us. … It might not look like it right now, but we’re going to turn things around.” – 10:55 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart said he didn’t want the Celtics to fall into bad habits of settling, wanted to drive and produce better looks. Said there were “a lot of matchups” for the Celtics to exploit. – 10:55 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
JT was unstoppable tonight as our @gatorade Player of the Game 🔥 pic.twitter.com/CUm0RQpVDM10:52 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Boston’s offensive rating jumped more than a full point to 106.1 tonight and their net rating went from -.2 to +1 – 10:52 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Celtics are 6-3 over their last 9 games.
In those 9 games Boston is 2nd in the NBA defensively (100.5 DRTG), 15th offensively (107.5 ORTG), and 3rd in Net Rating (+7) – 10:52 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
The Lakers’ point of attack defense pic.twitter.com/UOOvyb9Kcm10:38 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
No NBA team uses more than nine possessions per game on post-ups. The average is around four.
The Lakers used 14 possessions on post-ups against the Celtics. – 10:38 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jayson Tatum is now 25-48 over his last 2 games (9-21 3pt) – 10:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel on going to the 2-3 zone again as they struggled with Tatum: “I’m not really a fan of playing zone.” – 10:37 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Lakers and Clippers are 0-4 since renaming Staples Center. pic.twitter.com/B2AsznFMcl10:34 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel said the Lakers played “beautiful” in the first quarter, showing what they can be on offense, but held the ball too much as the game went along. – 10:34 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Russell Westbrook with a HELL of a look tonight. pic.twitter.com/LoXiuT4o7510:33 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russell Westbrook: I think the reality of it is that everybody on the outside has really high expectations of our team, as they should. But the reality of our team is that we haven’t really played together. – 10:31 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Russell Westbrook on what he wants to accomplish on the rest of the road trip: “Win.” – 10:30 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Avery Bradley needs to dribble less on a team this talented. pic.twitter.com/OHQ1hEB5GH10:30 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Udoka says the team knows it’s playing great defense, and it knows it was poised to make more shots. “We liked the way that we were trending.”
Yup, us too🙋‍♂10:30 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics stress to Jayson Tatum to make quick decisions, that he holds it too long at times. Thought Tatum was “extra aggressive” tonight, liked the physicality Tatum showed. – 10:30 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
At 8-9 the Lakers are off to their worst start in the LeBron James Era. This is also the worst start of a LeBron lead team since his rookie year with the Cavs. – 10:29 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
After 17 games, the Lakers have a similar number of wins and future Hall of Famers – 10:28 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Ime Udoka says of Al Horford, “He has fingerprints all over every game. He does so many things for the group.” – 10:27 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Josh Richardson may be new to the rivalry, but he already knows that #BeatLA felt extra special tonight pic.twitter.com/ntPs7ITeoF10:27 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Anthony Davis: “We’ve got three games left on this road trip. We need all three.” The Lakers fell to 8-9 with their loss in Boston. – 10:27 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka on Marcus Smart: “He was extra aggressive. We needed it at the time.” – 10:26 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
AD: “We have three games left on this road trip. We need all three.” – 10:26 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Anthony Davis on how LeBron looked in his return: “He looked good. He looked really good to me. Like his old self.” – 10:25 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka on Al Horford: “He has fingerprints all over every game pretty much.” – 10:25 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
AD: “I don’t think it’s our offense. I think it’s our defense, honestly. We need to be better on the defensive end.” – 10:24 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
JB on the break, don’t blink 👁👁 pic.twitter.com/MQH1vaVZys10:24 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Anthony Davis: “We can be an elite defensive team if we want to.” Says they still haven’t shown the “energy” to do that. – 10:23 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis says effort is No. 1, communication is No. 2 in getting the Lakers defense to be where it needs to be. “We can be an elite defensive team. We’ve got great defenders. But we’ve got to do it as a collective.” – 10:22 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I got so caught up with the Lakers that I missed this… James Harden took 80% of Brooklyn’s free throws tonight? Has that ever happened? – 10:22 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Josh Richardson was a game-high +27 tonight. He finished with 15 points and four rebounds in 29 minutes. – 10:21 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Anthony Davis saying finding a way to score in the 3rd qtr has been this team’s “kryptonite” all season long. – 10:20 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Anthony Davis says the Lakers couldn’t m score in the third quarter and that it’s been their kryptonite all season. – 10:20 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Anthony Davis is shooting 17.6% from three this season.
Dwight Howard has as many threes as AD in their last 10 games (3). pic.twitter.com/sp0kNFL5or10:19 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics outscored Lakers 100-70 in the final three quarters. – 10:19 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Lakers Postgame Show | Powered by @betonline_ag, @calm & @insacannabis twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:19 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Jayson Tatum takes it all the way to the rim for the and-one bucket in tonight’s @JetBlue Play of the Game! pic.twitter.com/o9iivQVGxa10:18 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
After falling behind by 14 late in the first, the Celtics hold the Lakers to 41% shooting the rest of the night, outscore them 112-76 over the final 27 minutes.
Celtics win 130-108, their highest total in a regulation win before this was 107. – 10:17 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jayson Tatum to @CassidyHubbarth on tonight’s win:
“This is big. It’s been an up and down season, but we’re just trying to figure it out and get on track. … It was good to get a win against a contending team.” – 10:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics had 56 points in the paint. 26 in the first half and 30 in the second half.
Boston also only had 7 turnovers in Q2-Q4 after having 7 in Q1 alone. – 10:13 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Cedric Maxwell turns around to #Lakers analyst Mychal Thompson with little message for James Worthy after BOS beats LA 130-108. #Celtics. pic.twitter.com/Lrmy0EMOTy10:11 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
dwight howard and enes kanter traded garbage-time threes. the lakers-celtics rivalry has come a long way. pic.twitter.com/cRY8mAOVBp10:11 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Josh Richardson: “This is one of the best crowds I ever played in front of.” – 10:10 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Instant takeaways as the #Celtics rally from 14-point deficit and come away with a blowout win over the Lakers masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…10:10 PM
Scott Souza @Scott_Souza
Wasn’t quite 131-92 but still pretty sweet. #Celtics #BeatLA10:10 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers led 32-18 in the first quarter. They were outscored 112-76 the rest of the way. – 10:10 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
FINAL: Celtics 130, Lakers 108.
The Lakers have lost four of their past five games. LeBron scores 23 points in his return, but the team was a mess on both ends. Boston outrebounded the Lakers 51-33, wins PITP 56-36. – 10:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 130-108
Tatum – 37 points
Smart – 22/8/6
Schroder – 21/6/6
Horford – 18 points
Richardson – 15 points
Celtics – 50% shooting – 10:09 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Lakers fall flat against the Celtics, 130-108
AD: 31 pts, 6 rebs, 3 blks
LeBron: 23 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls
Westbrook: 12 pts, 6 asts, 4 rebs
Melo: 13 pts, 4 rebs
Tatum: 37 pts, 11 rebs, 3 stls
Schroder: 21 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts – 10:09 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The 2021-22 Lakers are the first LeBron James team to be under .500 after 17 games since the 03-04 Cavs. Worst records through 17:
03-04 Cavs: 4-13
21-22 Lakers: 8-9
10-11 Heat: 9-8
07-08 Cavs: 9-8
Yes, LeBron has missed 10 games, but this team is too talented to be below .500. – 10:09 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics win 130-108, after outscoring the Lakers 100-70 over the final three quarters. Terrific game from Jayson Tatum, who had 37 points and 11 rebounds, while Marcus Smart had 22-8-6 and Dennis Schroder had 21-6-6. Anthony Davis had 31, and LeBron James 23, for the Lakers. – 10:09 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Celtics 130, Lakers 108
The Lakers drop to 8-9 on the season and 0-2 on their five-game East Coast road trip. After leading 38-30 at the end first quarter, the Lakers were outscored 100-70. An awful defensive performance in the second half.
Up next: at Detroit on Sunday. – 10:09 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Lakers not named James or Davis shot below 37% from the field tonight.
This is not JUST a defensive issue. – 10:09 PM
Janis Carr @janiscarr
LeBron was supposed to fix this, right? – 10:09 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers, who led the Celtics by 14 at one point, lose a rough one in BOS, 130-108, to fall to 8-9. LeBron (23p on 10-of-16 6r 2a) looked OK in his return but LAL was crushed on the glass 51-33. AD 31p 6r 3b; Melo 13p; Westbrook 12p on 5-of-13 6a. LA is 0-2 to start 5 game trip – 10:09 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Back-to-back threes by Enes Kanter and Dwight Howard ends what was an interesting game. BOS 130, LAL 108, FINAL. – 10:08 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Final: Celtics 130, Lakers 108.
LAL were up by 14 late in the 1st, 8 after 1, and 1 at halftime, but were outscored 33-21 in the 3rd and 37-26 in the 4th in a decisive 2nd half.
LeBron played 32 minutes in his return from injury, going for 23P, 6R, 2S and 2A. – 10:08 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Dwight Howard and Enes Kanter 3-point shootout, just as we all expected. – 10:08 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
enes kanter and dwight howard hit back-to-back 3s, confirming this is the weirdest game of the year. celtics win 130-108 – 10:08 PM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
Dwight again 🤣🤣 – 10:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kanter hit a three then Howard hit a three…and yeah. Q2-Q4 has gone like that tonight. – 10:08 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum with one of his best games of the season. Huge night from Marcus Smart. The Celtics take a big early swing from LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but dominate the rest of the way for a 130-108 victory over the Lakers. – 10:08 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
And we end with Enes Kanter and Dwight Howard trading 3-pointers. What a finish! – 10:08 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Enes Kanter and Dwight Howard just traded made 3s. It’s time to go home now. – 10:08 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
An Enes Kanter 3-pointer is the exclamation point, I guess. And then Dwight Howard responds! Just electric. – 10:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Can the Celtics finally get over the hump and get past .500 by beating OKC tomorrow night in Boston? – 10:07 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Last time the Pels won when they trailed by 20? The Celtics game back on Feb. 21 last season. – 10:06 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Tonight marks only the 23rd time in 1,317 games that LeBron James did not make a free throw. – 10:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I can’t imagine 8-8 has ever felt better for Celtics fans. – 10:05 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Really thought the Lakers would show up for this matchup, especially with LBJ back…0-2 to start the Road Trip – 10:04 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jayson Tatum vs Lakers:
37 PTS
11 REB
3 STL
4 3PT
It’s his 14th 35-point game, tying Paul Pierce for the most in Celtics history before turning 24. pic.twitter.com/1PjR6GNSpa10:04 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers call timeout with 1:34 left.
New Orleans up 92-81.
That’ll be it for tonight, with Brandon Boston Jr. and Jay Scrubb checking in. – 10:03 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The Lakers have been outscored by 34 points since they led 32-18 in the first quarter. – 10:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The boxscore shows Tatum has two assists. He’s hit 20 really good passes tonight though. – 10:01 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Ime Udoka calls a timeout with the Celtics up 20, presumably to empty the bench – 10:01 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
KP, Tim, Jalen, Dorian and Dwight are the starters tonight for the @Dallas Mavericks against the Suns. – 10:00 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Over the last 36 minutes of game action Boston has outscored the Lakers 106-72. – 10:00 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
There’s this from Marcus Smart (22/7/6) and Dennis Schroder (21/6/6). – 10:00 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Rebounding tonight: Boston 44, Lakers 30.
Celtics +4 on offensive glass. – 9:59 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics have controlled this game since the end of the first quarter. And, after a sequence when everyone on the team touched the ball and Jayson Tatum nailed a 3 in front of LA’s bench, Boston appears on its way to a much-needed win. – 9:57 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
What is it the kids say? The apology needs to be as loud as the disrespect?
Some people should be getting real loud towards Marcus Smart right about now. – 9:57 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jayson Tatum scored just three points on 1-of-5 FG in the first quarter.
Since then, Tatum has 34 points on 12-of-21 FG in 26 minutes. – 9:56 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Remember when our biggest complaint with the Lakers was Danny Green’s shooting slump?
Simpler times. – 9:56 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Really tough to overstate how great Marcus Smart has been for about two weeks now. – 9:56 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Cedric Maxwell just broke out the cigar! Jayson Tatum sinks a corner three to put the #Celtics up 17 on the #Lakers with 5:02 to go! pic.twitter.com/dMYo8qIIZH9:55 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Celebration time in Boston pic.twitter.com/S2AqdCCNtL9:55 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Jayson Tatum’s 3-pointer gives the Celtics a 17-point lead, 116-99, over the Lakers with 5:02 remaining. An embarrassing defensive effort from the Lakers over the past 2 1/2 quarters. This quarter, in particular, has been awful. – 9:55 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
It would be pretty hard for the Lakers to play worse defensively – 9:55 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
116-99, Boston.
5:02 left…but Max is calling it… pic.twitter.com/MlBvZuerV99:55 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
looks like max liked that tatum 3 pic.twitter.com/J9K1wITC8V9:55 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ball moves off a double on Tatum, Smart attacks the paint, ball finds Tatum again for a wide-open three. – 9:55 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers are getting worked on the glass – 43-30 – which is one of the challenges to playing Anthony Davis at the 5 if he’s not going to rebound. AD has 6 reb. Dwight Howard had 3 reb in 5 mins. DeAndre Jordan has been a DNP – 9:55 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Tatum with a corner 3 after a brilliant pass from Smart, and the #Celtics lead is 17 with 5:03 left. Timeout #Lakers9:54 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
14 fourth quarter points for Jayson Tatum already just seven minutes into the frame. What a performance. – 9:54 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
That was a great possession for the Celtics. Tatum draws a double, finds the open man. Boston swings it around the perimeter to Smart, who drives a closeout, then finds Tatum back in the opposite corner wide open. – 9:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston is just quicker to the ball than LA is right now. As Ime Udoka would say, the Celtics are playing with “force”. – 9:53 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Lakers are getting outworked on the defensive glass. – 9:53 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
6:33 left 4Q, Westbrook is replaced by Rondo who has played 3 total minutes tonight. – 9:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That was a good run for Romeo Langford. Not much in the boxscore, but he played really well to bridge the Q3 and Q4. – 9:52 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Jayson Tatum up to 11 points in the 4th quarter helping to to push the #Celtics lead to 16. – 9:52 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
One thing I don’t comprehend is how Russell Westbrook went from an 80-plus FT shooter to mid 60s. – 9:51 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Jayson Tatum decided to attack the rim consistently and the Celtics’ offense looks miles better – 9:51 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russell Westbrook just checked out and headed to the locker room. Rondo is in the game. – 9:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum strong boy game is taking over right now. – 9:51 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jayson Tatum was fired up after this and-1. He’s got 34 points. pic.twitter.com/w3jxl6jDuW9:50 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Lakers have MAJOR second-half issues. – 9:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Marcus Smart is so mad at himself for biting on a Russell Westbrook upfake from the corner. Anyone who bites on on a Westbrook fake from 3 should be fined the maximum amount possible – 9:50 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers defense is getting absolutely worked over. Two nights after Giannis put 47 on the Lakers, Tatum is up to 34. The Celtics have 109 points with nearly seven minutes to go. – 9:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is the most I’ve ever seen Tatum attack the rim. He’s not even considering pulling up right now. – 9:49 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Jayson Tatum finishes through contact at the rim, then hits the FT to put the Celtics up with seven minutes left. Have a hard time believing the Lakers are going to recover from that. – 9:49 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Celtics are getting a layup or a foul drawn at the rim on seemingly every possession. – 9:49 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron James is the only Laker with a positive plus-minus. pic.twitter.com/hUFhwRqRoC9:49 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
30 points for Jayson Tatum over his last 24 minutes. – 9:49 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics just attacking the basket relentlessly tonight and it’s paying off. 50-30 edge so far on points in the paint – 9:48 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
There is your 50th point in the paint for the Celtics. Almost half their offense… and just about what the Lakers average giving up so far this season – 9:47 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers just can’t take a bite out of this lead. Hasn’t been closer than eight points this period. – 9:47 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jayson Tatum is up to 31 points and 10 rebounds on 11-of-23 FG. – 9:47 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Talen Horton-Tucker is now 0-for-6 after that latest effort to try to bully his way to the rim. – 9:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Great defense by Langford wasted because Boston couldn’t rebound. – 9:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Melo had no clue Smart passed that ball to Horford. – 9:45 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jayson Tatum’s “Hey man I just got fouled there” looks are becoming legendary. #Celtics #Lakers9:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics settling for jumpers is what the Lakers want. Boston needs to keep attacking the paint. – 9:44 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
I was saying to myself “don’t do it.. don’t do it” as Tatum took the ball up because I just knew he’d go for a KO type 3 pointer. I’m harping on attacking because it’s working all the time – 9:44 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers are just 1 for 6 on challenges this season, mostly on shooting fouls like that one on ‘Melo. – 9:43 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Not a great challenge there from Frank Vogel. Carmelo Anthony sold him hard on going for it, but officials stand by their call after a pretty quick look at it. Jayson Tatum will go to the line for 2 with Boston up 8 with 10:08 to go. – 9:42 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
This ultra small lineup has really seemed to unlock Russ, but if the Lakers are gonna run it consistently, they’re gonna need another versatile, defensive forward. They’re way too small as a group now. Houston got away with it because RoCo and Tucker are so unique and so good. – 9:41 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Challenge unsuccessful. Two FT’s for Tatum on ‘Melo’s reach in. – 9:40 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Lakers challenge unsuccessful…Tatum free throws. – 9:39 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Lakers challenge the call and lose. Tatum gets 2 shots – 9:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston needs to get Tatum off Westbrook. Tatum doesn’t want to risk giving a foul. Or Tatum needs to play off him and invite him to take jumpers. – 9:39 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers are challenging that foul on Carmelo Anthony. – 9:38 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
This is the first time Marcus Smart has scored 20 points since April 9 last season, an OT game. He’s 8 for 11 tonight after coming in shooting 34.6% on the season. – 9:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics have to keep scoring. Ideally by continuing to attack the paint. – 9:37 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Celtics need to keep attacking because this could easily become one of those quarters where LeBron gets stupid hot from 3 then breaks your heart at the end. So far the C’s are doing so. – 9:37 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Lakers are beginning the fourth small with LeBron, Melo, Ellington, Monk and Russ. – 9:36 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics had 16 PITP in the third quarter. – 9:35 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Boston is the only team to blow 2 4th Q leads this season of at least 10 points, and LAL will need this to be a third, as they trail 93-82 with 12 minutes to go. – 9:35 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics are 0-5 this year when allowing teams to shoot 45% or better.
The Lakers are at 49% entering the 4th quarter, but the Celtics lead by 11 as the #23 offense in the NBA has 75 points in the last 27 minutes.
93-82, Boston, End of 3. – 9:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Now Boston has to survive one of the scariest things in sports: Fourth quarter LeBron James. – 9:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 93-82 after three
Tatum – 23 points
Schroder – 21 points
Smart – 18 points
Celtics – 12 turnovers
Celtics – 51% shooting
Davis – 26 points
James – 17 points
Anthony – 13 points
Lakers – 10 turnovers
Lakers – 49% shooting – 9:34 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Lakers are -92 in 3rd quarters this season
That’s the 2nd worst in the league only to the Pistons (-93). pic.twitter.com/IGJxc5qEJ69:33 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Third quarter: Celtics 93, Lakers 82
The Celtics outscored the Lakers 33-21 in the third quarter — and have outscored them 63-44 through the second and third quarters. Anthony Davis has 26 points. LeBron James has 17. LA’s 2-3 zone was somewhat effective to close the third. – 9:33 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics on a 66-44 run going back to end of first quarter. – 9:32 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Really impressive third quarter from Boston, which has outscored the Lakers 63-44 over the past two quarters. Tatum has 23 and Schroder 21 for the Celtics, who lead 93-82 going into the fourth. Anthony Davis has 26 and LeBron James has 17 for the Lakers. – 9:32 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers outscored 33-21 in third quarter to trail Celtics 93-82 end of third. – 9:32 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers were outscored 33-21 in the third quarter. They have an uphill climb to start the fourth, trailing 93-82. – 9:32 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
33-21 Celtics in that quarter to turn the 1 point deficit into a 12 point lead. 30, 30, then 33 points in the first 3 quarters for Boston, and now up to 42 points in the paint – 9:31 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
You would never know what a dominant game Al Horford is having by looking at his stat line. – 9:28 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Al Horford was an All-NBA Defensive second-teamer in 2018, with the Celtics. When the case is made for him this year, this is one of the games that will strengthen his candidacy. – 9:28 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Now it’s Schröder dishing to Horford for the #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes! pic.twitter.com/8wrWvTLxAg9:27 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I love Al Horford like a fat kid loves cake.
I am also the cake-loving fat kid in this analogy. – 9:26 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Lakers have the LeBron-AD spread PnR unit in. Let’s see if they can use it. – 9:25 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron, AD and LAL’s 3 best shooters, Ellington, Monk and ‘Melo here, but on their first defensive possession, they gave up a dunk, and trail by 14.
First offensive possession was a Davis iso (Horford). He eventually drew 2 FT’s on a drive. – 9:25 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
What a terrific pass by Schroder to Horford. – 9:25 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
AD just broke his own ankles. BK – 9:25 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers don’t have a perimeter guy who *hasn’t* been cooked in PNR at this point. – 9:25 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Dude, the Lakers are just not fun to watch – 9:25 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Lakers bench has outscored the Celtics bench 22-13, but Boston’s bench has been significantly better in terms of +/- because the one ore two Celtics starters have gone right at the Lakers bench players. – 9:24 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Celtics crowd is encouraging Russell Westbrook to shoot 3s. – 9:22 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Lakers are paying Russell Westbrook 7.7(!) times more than Celtics are paying Dennis Schroder this season. – 9:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
(whispers) How the Lakers aren’t getting Russ downhill out of PnR when Kanter is in the game is beyond me. – 9:21 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers have been outscored 57-37 in the middle quarters so far. – 9:20 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
The #Celtics are happy to keep letting Russ take threes. #Lakers9:19 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics are absolutely begging Russell Westbrook to shoot. They could not be begging harder. – 9:19 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Enes Kanter is setting some meaty picks. That one on Avery Bradley cost him a whistle. – 9:19 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
This is lifeless basketball from the Lakers. – 9:19 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Richardson just bailed out Kanter on that terrible miss. Kanter should never shoot another fallaway. Either get to the hook or a layup. – 9:18 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Can’t get any stops…Lakers down 10 – 9:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Horford played James perfectly, but LeBron is LeBron. – 9:16 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers are hitting turnaround Js like layups tonight, keeping them anywhere near the Celtics. Since the first quarter, offense has been anything but smooth. – 9:16 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Smart to Horford for another #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes! pic.twitter.com/3RXlz7VN7K9:14 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Robert Williams too polite to tell his teammates down in front pic.twitter.com/BJuaQxnhtF9:14 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics are perfectly willing to let Russ play the “I got this” game. It could beat them, but they’ll live with that vs AD and LBJ killing them. – 9:14 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Out of the time out, LAL have taken 4 jumpers, with LeBron and AD scoring long two’s in isolation, and Westbrook missing a pair of deep 3’s early in the shot clock.
Westbrook finally got a 3 to go on the next trip, as LAL trail 74-68. – 9:14 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Bron is obviously still great but man he’s slowed down. Tatum just cooked him off the bounce and scored. Few years ago LeBron would’ve been quick enough to stay in front of him or at least blocked it from behind. – 9:13 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
This is a battle of Lakers jumpers versus Celtics layups to start the 3rd – 9:13 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
We’re basically at “start any point guard playing the Lakers” territory in fantasy hoops, yes? BK – 9:12 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
32 points in the paint now for the Celtics – 9:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Smart threw the Rob lob to Horford! – 9:11 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Assistant coach Aaron Miles explains what changed after we fell behind by 14, and what we need to do to #BeatLA. Catch the second half live on @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/7fGbmxBWk59:11 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
LeBron breaks the Lakers scoreless streak to start the third, but the Celtics are getting whatever they want on the other end. – 9:11 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL looked great early, leading by as many as 14 at 32-18, but have been outplayed since, and now trail 68-61 after an 8-0 Celtics run out of halftime. – 9:10 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
There have been too many moments tonight where I’ve legitimately wondered if the Lakers just forgot that they have LeBron James. – 9:10 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Talen Horton-Tucker clearing out for an Avery Bradley DHO is… a choice! – 9:08 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Another slow start by Lakers in third, as Celtics score first seven points to open 68-61 lead – 9:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
8-0 start to the second half by the Celtics. – 9:08 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
8-0 run to start the 3rd quarter and the Lakers call timeout… and a Beat LA chant breaks out – 9:07 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers got the memo that it’s the third quarter. It’s an 8-0 run to start for Boston. – 9:07 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
8-0 Celtics to open the half. – 9:07 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Easily Marcus Smart’s best offensive game of the season already. – 9:07 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
I think LeBron made a blood sacrifice last night because he’s back healthy on the same night that Curry, Durant, and Jokić are all out. – 9:01 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Play through the contact 😤 pic.twitter.com/sxgVDMk1uf9:00 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics got good looks on most trips where they didn’t throw the ball away. The turnovers led to 15 fastbreak points for the Lakers in the first half.
Boston scored 26 PITP and got to the rim repeatedly. – 8:55 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Halftime G League update: The Maine Celtics improved to 5-1 tonight.
Sam Hauser: 18 pts, 5 reb on 6-of-11 3PT
Theo Pinson: 18 pts, 6 reb on 7-of-13 FG
Juwan Morgan: 15 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast on 5-of-7 FG
Luke Kornet: 12 pts, 10 reb, 6 ast, 2 blk on 4-of-7 FG – 8:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Lakers lead 61-60 at the half
Tatum – 17 points
Schroder – 15 points
Smart – 13 points
Celtics – 51% shooting
Celtics – 9 turnovers
Davis – 18 ppints
James – 13 points
Anthony – 10 points
Lakers – 5 turnovers
Lakers – 49% shooting – 8:52 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
We’ve got a good one at the Garden pic.twitter.com/sGKlzhiDRU8:52 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron and AD: 31 points on 13-of-25 shooting
All other Lakers: 30 points on 8-of-21 shooting – 8:51 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Lakers 61, Celtics 60
Anthony Davis has 18 points. LeBron James has 13 points. Carmelo Anthony has 10 points off the bench. LA went with a 10-man rotation in the first half. They’re 6 of 15 (40%) from beyond the arc. They’re also winning the FT attempt battle 16-12. – 8:51 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
After LAL mostly controlled the 1st Q, Boston flipped the script in the 2nd, with LAL’s 8-point lead down to 1 at halftime, 61-60.
LeBron went 6 for 10 towards 13 points with 3 boards, 2 steals and an assist in 17 minutes, his first action since Nov. 2. – 8:51 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
That was a fun first half. Strong response from the Celtics after LeBron and AD went wild at the start. Boston needs to clean up the turnovers. Lakers scored 14 points off nine Celtics TOs during the first half. – 8:51 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
At the half, Lakers lead 61-60 in Boston…
-AD 18pts
-Bron 13pts
-Carmelo 10pts
-Monk 8pts
For the Celtics, Tatum has 17pts & Schroder with 15pts…
@ESPNLosAngeles8:51 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers led by 14 in the first half, but big performances by Tatum, Schroder and Smart have the Lakers clinging to a 61-60 halftime advantage. LeBron has 13 points in his first game back. Davis with 18. – 8:50 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers lead down to 61-60 at half over Celtics. James has 13 points, Davis 18. Carmelo Anthony has 10 off the bench. Jason Tatum leads Celtics with 17 – 8:50 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
What a wild half here in Boston. Lakers 61, Celtics 60 at halftime. Anthony Davis has 18 points (15 in the first) and LeBron James has 13 for LAL. Jayson Tatum has 17, Dennis Schroder 15 and Marcus Smart 13 for Boston. If the first half was any indication, should be a fun 24 mins – 8:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Basically a brand new game at halftime… 61-60 Lakers at the half. C’s put up 30 in each quarter. They will be able to score a lot in this game. – 8:50 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron with a halfcourt steal off Williams, then finishes a lay-up through contact. He has some things to say after that play. Fired up. – 8:49 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Tatum is really playing both ends here. Best he’s looked all season. #Celtics #Lakers8:48 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I have no way to quantify this, but Tatum has to have the most in-and-out threes in history in the first 15+ games of a season. – 8:46 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’ve lost track of how many times Carmelo has bailed the Lakers out of a bad run. Dude is a human momentum swinger. His defense in the playoffs remains very problematic, but he’s already earned his salary on those big 3’s alone. – 8:45 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Schroder has been tough to handle overall for the Lakers defense, but he just had a pair of giveaways that helped give them back the lead. Monk dunks giving the Lakers 56-54 edge with 2:12 left in the period. – 8:43 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The entire Lakers offense is fadeaway jumpers – 8:41 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Is Tatum Tatuming? – 8:41 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
And the Celtics lead. Boston went right at Malik Monk with Tatum again. – 8:40 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Paul Pierce harking back to the great Tommy Heinsohn yelling at the #Celtics to push the ball up the floor. So fun right now on @NBCSBoston! – 8:40 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics defense has been much better in the second quarter. Far more active. – 8:39 PM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
AD fade sheeesh – 8:38 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I need to know if AD meant to bank that one. If he did…whew boy. – 8:38 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
I don’t think AD was aiming for glass there lol – 8:38 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics made a really nice push with Anthony Davis on the bench to cut the Lakers’ lead to one. Now with Davis back in, we’ll see if Boston can keep that momentum up. – 8:37 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers go -7 during AD’s shift on the bench there. – 8:36 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kanter has gone 10 straight minutes for Boston here and the Celtics are +11. They aren’t worried about any Lakers who aren’t James working him in PnR. – 8:36 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Celtics now up to 18 points in the paint. They can get to the rim basically whenever they want if they work the ball around a little bit. They can get to 50 PITP tonight – 8:35 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL’s 2nd unit defense hasn’t been nearly as good as that of the starters, and Dennis Schroder has 8 of his 13 points in the 2nd Q, helping BOS trim all but 1 point off LAL’s lead. – 8:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston is trying to force the ball out of Westbrook’s hands and to make Bradley handle it. The Celtics as much as any team know that’s not Bradley’s game. – 8:31 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum mishandled the ball, but he didn’t panic late in the clock and did a good job finding Kanter under the hoop. – 8:30 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Magic say Guard @Jalen Suggs scored 17 points during the 1st quarter tonight at Brooklyn. Suggs tied the most points in a quarter by an @Orlando Magic rookie since it began being tracked in 1996-97.
@Jameer Nelson scored 17 in the 4th quarter on January 10, 2005 at Boston. – 8:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
There are a lot of spots where you can attack the Lakers defense. It’s especially true when backups are in the game.
It’s a testament to AD and Vogel that this team is even 15th in defense. – 8:27 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
Guard @Jalen Suggs scored 17 points during the 1st quarter tonight at Brooklyn.
Suggs tied the most points in a quarter by an @Orlando Magic rookie since it began being tracked in 1996-97.
@Jameer Nelson scored 17 in the 4th quarter on January 10, 2005 at Boston.
#MagicTogether8:26 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Schroder is definitely trying to send a message to his former team. He has 11 in 9 minutes as BOS cuts deficit to 42-39. #Celitcs #Lakers8:25 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Lakers 14-point lead is down to three thanks to Smart (11 points), Schroder (11 points) and Richardson (9 points) – 8:25 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford is Boston’s best screener, because he can set all kinds of screens both on and off-ball.
Best on-ball screener the Celtics have is probably Enes Kanter. He just lets guys run into him like he’s a concrete wall. – 8:22 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The Lakers are getting the switches they want but they’re shooting tough fadeaways. LeBron made one ridiculous one and Melo got fouled on one but neither is really going AT the smaller guy. – 8:22 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
LeBron might be able to score out of the post like this for another decade. He’s making some terrific shots from the left block so far tonight. – 8:22 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron has really fallen in love with that turnaround baseline jumper these past two years. – 8:22 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Enes Kanter hasn’t played much this season, but he has set some mean screens to free Jayson Tatum for some pretty good looks. – 8:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum and Schroder back in to open Q2. Both playing with two fouls. – 8:20 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Lakers 38, Celtics 30
Anthony Davis leads all scorers with 15 points. He’s already attempted four FTs after attempting zero in Milwaukee. LeBron James has 7 points and looks like himself in his return. A couple of big 3s late from Malik Monk. – 8:19 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Considering Boston threw it away seven times in the first quarter, being down just eight points isn’t really that bad. – 8:18 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers did slip some defensively after a great shift from the starters, giving up 9 points in the first 6 min., but 21 in the last 6. – 8:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Lakers lead 38-30 after one
Smart – 11 points
Richardson – 9 points
Celtics – 7 turnovers
Celtics – 57% shooting
Davis – 15 points
James – 7 points
Lakers – 1 turnover
Lakers – 62% shooting – 8:17 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
An overall impressive 1st Q from the Lakers nets a 38-30 lead.
AD had 15, LeBron 7, and Westbrook 4 assists, and Monk added a pair of late 3’s off the pine. – 8:17 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Malik Monk is everything I hoped Dion Waiters would be in the bubble. Just an absolute roller coaster in the most fun possible ways. – 8:17 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
End of Q1: Lakers 38, Celtics 30.
15 points for Davis in that period, 7 for LeBron in his comeback. More importantly, the Lakers seem to all be in the right roles when LeBron is able to play. – 8:16 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Lakers up 38-30 after one. That’s the most points Boston has given up in a first quarter this season.
Marcus Smart and Josh Richardson kept the Celtics within striking distance — they have a combined 20 points on 8-of-10 FG. – 8:16 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
That first quarter was everything the Lakers hoped for out of this offense. Great pace. Way more movement. Constant rim pressure. Enough spacing. – 8:16 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Strong start for LeBron, 7 points, but even stronger start for AD, 15 points, as Lakers open 38-30 lead over Celtics end of first. – 8:16 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers shot 61.9 percent from the field in the first quarter of LeBron’s return. Anthony Davis with a beefy 15 points on 6/9 shooting. Celtics had seven turnovers. – 8:16 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Lakers 38, Celtics 30 after 1 here in Boston. Boston has to be thrilled to be in contact here after Anthony Davis got whatever he wanted early on. With him presumably checking out here, we’ll see if the Celtics can make a push to get back into it. Marcus Smart has 11 for Boston. – 8:16 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart, and to an extent Josh Richardson, have realized you can drive to the rim against the Lakers fairly easily. And it’s always been easier to go right at AD than to let him lurk as a weakside helper. – 8:16 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Good start for the Lakers in Boston, up 38-30 at the end of Q1…AD already with 15pts and Lebron has 7pts – 8:15 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Marcus Smart understand that you can drive on the Lakers. He’s up to 11 points this quarter and somehow the Celtics are within 8 – 8:15 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
you know, LeBron really ties the room together – 8:14 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
A review of Al Horford’s 3 pointer at the 6:24 mark found he stepped out of bounds and has been taken off the board – 8:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Lakers mostly bench unit did a good job keeping the Celtics in the game. – 8:13 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Rondo went for a steal on a rebound already collected by Richardson, and fouled him on the opposite end of the court, giving him 2 bonus FT’s that have Boston within 5. – 8:13 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics need Jaylen Brown back badly, but his absence doesn’t excuse some of the defense we’ve seen so far. – 8:10 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Lakers are shooting 73 percent from the field and have already been to free throw line 10 times. – 8:09 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Beautiful finish on that lob by AD – 8:09 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
My god. Anthony Davis nearly pulled the Celtics 1974 banner down from the rafters going up for that lob. – 8:09 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Wow. AD went way back for that alley-oop from Rondo. That makes it 15 points. – 8:09 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Anthony Davis has been unbelievable so far. – 8:08 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
just one man’s take, I think the Celtics would be better with Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams – 8:08 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Boston hasn’t had an answer for @Anthony Davis, who has 13 points already on 5 of 8 FG’s and 3 of 4 FT’s. – 8:08 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
This first quarter has crossed into comically bad for Boston. The mistakes being made are ridiculous – 8:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka has a habit of going to all-bench lineups, and has done so again here late in the first quarter with Payton Pritchard, Romeo Langford, Josh Richardson, Grant Williams and Enes Kanter. Hard to see how this group is going to score. – 8:06 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
LeBron James subs out and Ime Udoka quickly calls Enes Kanter into the game. Perfect timing, – 8:05 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Terrific 1st shift back from @LeBron James.
7 points on 3 of 3 FG’s, 1 steal, 1 board, and a bunch of good defensive plays and reads.
LAL up 24-15. – 8:05 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
This is the AD the Lakers need. – 8:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This has not been a good defensive showing from Grant Williams. – 8:05 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Celtics lineup: Payton Pritchard, Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford, Grant Williams, Al Horford. Tatum, Smart and Schroder all on the bench at once. – 8:04 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two fouls on Dennis Schroder. Early Payton Pritchard minutes because of the foul trouble. – 8:04 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Early Payton Pritchard chance tonight with Schroder in foul trouble. – 8:04 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron just drew Schroder’s 2nd PF, a charge, so Boston’s top 2 playmakers now both out. – 8:04 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics wearing green at home and the Lakers wearing yellow in Boston is gross. – 8:03 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Tatum’s 2nd PF comes at the 6:13 mark of the 1st Q, which is significant for Boston, already without Jaylen Brown (hamstring) tonight. It also was Boston’s 5th PF, giving THT 2 FT’s (he’s 14 of 14 at the FT line this season).
LAL up 20-12. – 8:03 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two early fouls on Jayson Tatum. – 8:02 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
And now Tatum picks up his 2nd personal at the 6:13 mark of the first quarter, so he’s coming out – 8:02 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics are honoring Bill Russell during this timeout. Russell and Paul Pierce, both of whom made the Hall of Fame this year, are in the building tonight. Russell is wearing a Kobe Bryant hat as he receives a standing ovation from the crowd. – 8:00 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jayson Tatum is not playing really well at all right now. Everything is from the outside. Anthony Davis is deterring him inside and Tatum isn’t even thinking about challenging to draw a foul – 7:59 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron-Russ-AD lineups without centers had a +11 net rating entering this game.
They just went +9 in that first stretch.
For all of the concern about how these guys fit together, the core trio has largely worked with enough shooting around it. – 7:59 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Tatum is getting smothered driving down the right lane on AD and isn’t even trying to cross back to the middle and shoot over him. Just bailing on the drive early and taking him out to the wing. Did at least make a great cross court pass the first time to Grant in the corner. – 7:58 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Less than six minutes in, and AD has 9 of the Lakers’ 18 points. Really hurting the Celtics that they don’t have the size to compete with him. Most success they’ve had is when Davis has posted up against Smart, but Westbrook (4 assists) has made some nice dimes to AD already. – 7:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Awful start for the Celtics on both ends.
Multiple no-pass possessions on offense already.
Defense is getting beat up and down the court with ease. – 7:58 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Anthony Davis and LeBron James, not bad at basketball. – 7:58 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
LeBron is not respecting Grant Williams’ offense at all. He’s basically leaving Williams alone and playing free safety. #Celtics #Lakers7:58 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Tatum is 1-4 from three, but these misses are rimming out. – 7:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Lakers are shooting free throws for the final 7:47 of the first quarter.
Frank Vogel has been politicking for more calls for about a week now. – 7:57 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
The 🐐 is in the house for Rivalry Night! Watch as the Celtics host the Lakers, live now on @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/gVFEYZYciQ7:57 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Good Lakers defense early here. LeBron makes such a huge difference. Celtics are 3 for 8 from the field, and LAL 4 of 5, plus 4 of 6 at the FT line. – 7:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two turnovers already for Schroder and he should have had a third one earlier, but Horford bailed him out with a good catch. – 7:55 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Schroder getting some instruction from Al Horford after that bad pass. – 7:55 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Good ATO by Boston to get that layup from Smart. – 7:53 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Marcus Smart cuts and gets the feed for a layup. – 7:53 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
LeBron James is officially back. pic.twitter.com/BdUZvqpx8a7:51 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
why do the sides of the Celtics’ shorts look all smudgy – 7:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
The Lakers give up the 2ne most points in the paint in the NBA, so of course the Celtics open up with only one of their five shots at the rim – 7:50 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
The first @LeBron James dunk coming off his abdomenal injury looked pretty explosive, as he cut to the rim and was rewarded by @Talen Horton-Tucker’s feed, putting LAL up 11-5 and forcing Boston’s time out. – 7:50 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron James makes the Lakers better, my column: – 7:50 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron James returns to court Friday against Celtics from abdominal strain nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/19/leb…7:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
What in the world was Grant doing? Either double or guard LeBron. Can’t just stand in no-man’s land. – 7:49 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
There are an awful lot of Laker fans here at TD Garden tonight. And, after an emphatic dunk from LeBron James, they’re both loud and happy. Lakers up 11-5 early on. – 7:49 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron’s first basket is a back-cut for a wide-open dunk. Timeout Celtics. Lakers up 11-5 with 9:28 left in the first quarter. – 7:49 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
A good amount of Lakers fans here tonight, and they were excited about that LeBron slam. – 7:49 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron with a one-handed slam, announcing his return. Lakers up 11-5 quick. – 7:49 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Dennis just made his first nice pocket pass in a game involving the Lakers during the 2021 calendar year. – 7:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum needs to just dunk the ball. – 7:48 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
After not attempting a free throw at Milwaukee despite 15 FG attempts, Davis gets 2 on the first possession in Boston, then followed with a transition layup to put LAL up 4-0 as things get underway in the NBA’s best rivalry. – 7:47 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Paul Pierce is sitting next to the Celtics bench, while Bill Russell is courtside on the opposite baseline, for those wondering. – 7:47 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
I know I should be used to this sort of thing by now, but seeing the Lakers wearing gold in Boston is just weird. BK – 7:47 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Anthony Davis earns a trip to the foul line 16 seconds into the first quarter. I guess we can give that narrative the night off. – 7:46 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
The boos for LeBron are as lusty as ever. – 7:42 PM
Jimmy Spencer @JimmySpencer
A quick tweet before @LeBron James plays the Celtics tonight
… in case it’s on anyone’s mind: pic.twitter.com/kij0JMaDxU7:32 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Gold vs. Green
#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA pic.twitter.com/0T87nKk9Yc7:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum! LeBron! Celtics! Lakers! Next on ESPN!
Or in 15 or so minutes. – 7:28 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
The Celtics seeing LeBron James coming back just in time to play against them pic.twitter.com/wwglMjqdbV7:27 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
#BeatLA
Tune in to @NBCSBoston tonight for all the Authentic Fan Friday fun ☘ pic.twitter.com/3DmxHFnD9T7:25 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
No. 6 returns to the Starting 5.
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/NNkAjAWPil7:17 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Seeing some more Ariza workouts with Phil Handy, and Austin Reaves working with Jon Pastorek. Signs that the team’s wing depth is on the mend. – 7:10 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Lakers at Celtics – TD Garden – November 19, 2021 – Starting Lineups
Boston – Schroder, Smart, Tatum, G. Williams, Horford
Los Angeles – Russell Westbrook, Avery Bradley, Talen Horton-Tucker, LeBron James, Anthony Davis
OUT: Boston: Brown, R. Williams L.A. : Ariza, Nunn pic.twitter.com/VplZNF5xSF7:09 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Welcome to TD Garden, @CocoGauff ☘🎾 pic.twitter.com/jqo0CWbKHU7:08 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Lakers get LeBron James back tonight, while Boston is still without Robert Williams and Jaylen Brown. Lakers start small with Anthony Davis at center, while Boston will have Dennis Schroder, who was a game time decision with a sprained ankle. He’ll start vs. his old team. – 7:07 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Lakers’ starters against the Celtics:
Anthony Davis
LeBron James
Talen Horton-Tucker
Avery Bradley
Russell Westbrook – 7:03 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Lakers announce that LeBron James will play tonight. – 7:02 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron will start; Melo moves to the bench. That’s the only change tonight in the Laker starting lineup. Talen Horton-Tucker remains a starter. – 7:02 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
As expected, Carmelo Anthony heads back to the bench in favor of the returning LeBron James. – 7:01 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers starters: LeBron James, Talen Horton-Tucker, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley. – 7:01 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Starting lineups for tonight’s game between the Lakers and Celtics: pic.twitter.com/J4LJSKDNXW7:00 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
LeBron James is in for tonight’s matchup against the Celtics masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…6:59 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel hinted earlier this week that LeBron would slide into the PF slot Carmelo Anthony has occupied, with ‘Melo resuming his bench role.
As such, it would be Westbrook, Bradley, THT, LeBron and AD.
Official starters will be confirmed in about four minutes. – 6:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Al Horford
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Marcus Smart
Dennis Schroder – 6:56 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
The King has arrived … and will play. pic.twitter.com/QCkNnoxfhW6:52 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Yahoo Sources: LeBron James to make his return tonight in Boston. sports.yahoo.com/sources-lebron…6:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Pretty big task in front of the Celtics tonight. Need to defend as they have for the last couple of weeks, and get a big offensive game from Tatum and at least one other player. Schroder? Horford? Richardson? One of the kids? – 6:51 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
LeBron will play tonight. – 6:51 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers say LeBron James is playing after missing almost 2 week with an abdominal strain – 6:51 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers confirm: LeBron James returns tonight against the Celtics. – 6:51 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James will play tonight, per the Lakers – 6:51 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron will start tonight in Boston. – 6:50 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport update:
Jaylen Brown – OUT
Dennis Schröder – AVAILABLE
Robert Williams – OUT – 6:50 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lebron is IN for tonight… – 6:49 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: LeBron James (abdominal strain) will return to Lakers lineup tonight vs. Boston. – 6:49 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James (abdominal strain) will make his return tonight against the Boston Celtics after two weeks sidelined, league sources tell @YahooSports. – 6:48 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
You’re gonna have to squint BUT while LeBron is warming up, Trevor Ariza is dribbling around the fringe of the court. We have not seen much of him since his ankle debridement procedure. pic.twitter.com/TLq1JE4Dj46:46 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
LeBron finished his pregame routine with a forceful two-handed dunk and leaves the court to loud cheers here at TD Garden – 6:46 PM
Matt Babcock @MattBabcock11
I am in Tampa, Florida tonight to watch top-rated Jabari Smith and his Auburn Tigers take on the South Florida Bulls.
To start the season, Smith, a 6’10” forward is averaging 15.5 points and 8 rebounds per game. He is currently ranked at No. 3 on our 2022 NBA Draft Big Board. pic.twitter.com/Yp1BgGkgEf6:46 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
LeBron is wrapping up warmups and he just finished with a few deep 3’s and a dunk, so I’m going to assume he’s good to go tonight. – 6:45 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Rivalry Night 💧 #JetBlueRunway pic.twitter.com/JGShzz6cjB6:45 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
For what it’s worth, LeBron seems to be moving pretty well throughout his warmup routine. pic.twitter.com/L6XfN4Zf7k6:37 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Moments after LeBron James walks on to the floor to warm up, right behind him is Enes Kanter who has on more than one occasion, called out LBJ for not speaking out more on social injustices outside the US. #ackward pic.twitter.com/l8lBkXcJvN6:37 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
A live look at LeBron shooting pregame. pic.twitter.com/z697UgIK3a6:33 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James starts pregame workout before Lakers play Celtics pic.twitter.com/eGVILizvDv6:31 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
This guy knows a thing or two about the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. pic.twitter.com/MOYChaC9316:29 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Here comes LeBron to warm up, getting a roar even in Boston. – 6:29 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics pregame notes include injury updates on Jaylen Brown, Dennis Schroder and Robert Williams masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…6:28 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Hourlong pregame taking you up to Celtics-Lakers. Come hang out with me, @Abby Chin, @aminajadeTV, @Brian Scalabrine, AND @Evan Turner !!!
@NBCSBoston RIGHT NOW. pic.twitter.com/NUWwmXABjF6:28 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Robert Williams is officially OUT tonight with the left knee soreness. Dennis Schroder is available – 6:22 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Column: LeBron James used to be indestructible. Now, his health is the shaky Lakers’ biggest concern. @PostSports https://t.co/btO7iDC7wx pic.twitter.com/GXvdMchDCF6:22 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Rob Williams joins Jaylen Brown as a scratch tonight due to knee soreness. Had tried it out before the game. Dennis Schroder (ankle) has been cleared to play. – 6:21 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Updated Celtics injury report:
Dennis Schröder – AVAILABLE
Robert Williams – Left Knee Tendinopathy – OUT – 6:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Dennis Schroder has been upgraded to available for tonight’s game.
Robert Williams is OUT. – 6:18 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Dennis Schroder will play, Rob Williams is out, per the Celtics. – 6:17 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Dennis Schroder will play tonight but Robert Williams is out, per the Celtics. – 6:17 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Celtics say Dennis Schroder is available; Robert Williams is out. – 6:17 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Tonight not only features four of the top seven scorers in TD Garden history….but four of the building’s top scorers among visiting players…
1. LeBron James
4. Carmelo Anthony
14. Dwight Howard
21. Russell Westbrook
(@Jalen Rose, here for ESPN, is 20th by the way.) pic.twitter.com/KQ3l9W3Poi6:14 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron James is a GAME-TIME DECISION tonight against the Celtics, according to Lakers HC Frank Vogel. – 6:03 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
No update yet on LeBron James. Still testing things out pregame, per Frank Vogel. – 6:02 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Vogel said LeBron James still game time decision – 6:01 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Still waiting to hear if LeBron James is going to play tonight, Frank Vogel says about an hour and a half before tip. – 6:01 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
LeBron James is still a game time decision, per Frank Vogel. Will test his abdominal out and see if he can go. – 6:01 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel says LeBron James remains a game-time decision for tonight’s game. – 6:01 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Frank Vogel said LeBron James will test his injury before the game to see if he’s going to play. – 6:01 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel said LeBron remains a true game-time decision, and still needs to go through his pregame workout before determining his status for tonight. – 6:01 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Coach Udoka ahead of his first Celtics-Lakers experience: “It’s fun … You can feel the buzz around the city and our organization. We all know what it means.” – 5:54 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Brad Stevens’ advice to Ime Udoka ahead of his first Celtics-Lakers game: “Buckle up. The city is clamoring for this matchup all the time.” – 5:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said it’s “fun” to go through the Celtics-Lakers rivalry for the first time. Udoka said Brad Stevens gave him some tips about the first time playing the Lakers and the rivalry. Stevens said “buckle up” because Boston is always clamoring to play LA. – 5:49 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka wouldn’t rule out Jaylen Brown for tomorrows game against Thunder. – 5:48 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka says Jaylen Brown really wanted to play both at home in Atlanta and tonight against the Lakers, but he’s still got a little ways to go. Said he still needs a little more time. Both Dennis Schroder and Robert Williams will be game time decisions, with them coming soon. – 5:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said that the Celtics “will see” about Jaylen Brown’s status for tomorrow’s game vs the Oklahoma City Thunder. – 5:47 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown has not been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against OKC at this point, per Udoka. – 5:47 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Robert Williams and Dennis Schroder are still considered game time decisions, according to Udoka. – 5:46 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
No update yet on Dennis Schroder or Robert Williams availability for tonight – 5:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said both Robert Williams and Dennis Schroder will go through pregame workouts and a decision on their statuses for tonight will be made then. – 5:46 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Ime Udoka on Jaylen Brown not playing vs. Lakes: “We had to hold him back … he really wanted to play tonight … he’ll be back soon.”
Rob Williams + Dennis Schroder will both attempt to warm up and see if they can go vs. Lakers. – 5:46 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown is “close” according to Ime Udoka but needs another session or two of rehab for his hamstring. – 5:46 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Jaylen Brown is “close” and “really wanted to play” tonight against the Lakers. Said the Celtics had to hold him back. They think he needs another “intense session or two” before a return. – 5:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said Jaylen Brown is close and that the Celtics had to “hold him back”. Udoka said Brown wanted to play tonight and back home in Atlanta on Wednesday, but the team feels he needs more time. – 5:45 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
“He’s close. He really wanted to play tonight but we had to hold him back.”
Ime Udoka on Jaylen Brown – 5:45 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Romeo Langford and Grant Williams on the floor going through their pregame routines: pic.twitter.com/U9DFgpuNOQ5:26 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Talen Horton-Tucker’s been tearing up the court. See what it took for him to get back on it.
Backstage Lakers airs tonight at 8 PT on @SpectrumSN 📺 pic.twitter.com/dU6CCccP5f5:20 PM

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Awaiting Celtics fans tonight at TD Garden: pic.twitter.com/vj8BCdUE2G5:13 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Battle in Beantown
⏰: 4:30 p.m. PT
📺: @SpectrumSN & ESPN
📻: ESPN LA 710 & 1330 KWKW
#LakeShow x @socios
nba.com/lakers/news/th…4:52 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Fastest average speed (MPH):
Svi Mykhailiuk, 4.69
Doug McDermott, 4.68
Gary Payton II, 4.66
TJ McConnell, 4.66
Dalano Banton, 4.61
Slowest average speed (MPH):
James Harden, 3.64
Eric Gordon, 3.65
LeBron James, 3.66
Chris Paul, 3.67
Joel Embiid, 3.69 basketballnews.com/stories/20-nba…4:11 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: WATFO: Next Coach Fired; Sabonis; BRK, GSW, LAL Seasons, and More w/ @Danny Leroux
Get 35% off the monthly price with our special start-of-season sale: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/VU3uRxYOzD4:00 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
ICYMI, some pregame listening! @LockedOnLakers for a Friday! We discuss LeBron’s (hopeful) return tonight against Boston, how it affects Frank Vogel longterm with the Lakers, and optimal lineups. @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…3:54 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Before BRING IT IN this morning, @David Thorpe studied Russell Westbrook videotape. He told @jshector about one play that stood out against the Bucks. https://t.co/8wCtft7sWj pic.twitter.com/sGA4hqTxtz3:49 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
For those asking, this is the FloHoops broadcast link for the Sunshine Slam. Utah plays Boston College tomorrow at 3. flohoops.com/live/31494?wat…3:48 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
I just finished doing a virtual read of @LeBron James‘ book, “I PROMISE”, with a bunch of classes from @JWBoichPS. The messages in this book are fantastic…especially today.
“I promise to use my voice & stand up for what’s right. And when things get tough, to keep up the fight.” pic.twitter.com/efherf51to2:44 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: WATFO: Next Coach Fired; Sabonis; BRK, GSW, LAL Seasons, and More w/ @Nate Duncan
Get 35% off the monthly price with our special start-of-season sale: https://t.co/n4QLDCqWYd pic.twitter.com/sfDf9kse7r2:00 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
The City of Boston, Boston Celtics, NBA and New Balance will join at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) – Vine Street Community Center on Sunday to honor the life and legacy of Boston native Terrence Clarke with a renovation and unveil event of the center’s gym. – 1:44 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
The Celtics are teaming up with the City of Boston, NBA and New Balance to honor Terrence Clarke with a newly renovated gym at the BCYF Vine Street Community Center.
More in the release below: pic.twitter.com/FyhZry9SpB1:42 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Celtics, NBA, and City of Boston will honor the life and legacy of Terrence Clarke with gym unveil at Vine Street Community Center. pic.twitter.com/r5N2JeBJPo1:42 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
On Sunday, Terrence Clarke’s home gym at Vine Street in Roxbury will be rebranded in his honor in partnership with the Celtics & New Balance.
We dove deep this summer on @The Athletic into Clarke’s legacy in Boston and the basketball world: https://t.co/lNrNxO216x pic.twitter.com/4ZhGiroD2J1:41 PM

Bill Doyle @BillDoyle15
Dan Shaughnessy’s new book gives readers an inside look at the 1980s Celtics. I loved it and I wish the book lasted longer, if not forever. pic.twitter.com/kX0hGdCZil1:41 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Boston Celtics, along with the NBA, city of Boston, and New Balance, unveil new court at Vine St. Community Center to be renamed in honor of Terrence Clarke. The full renovation of the entire gym will be revealed on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/3zPHCLcxrj1:39 PM





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