Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


The Boston Celtics (13-11) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (12-12) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday December 7, 2021

Boston Celtics 8, Los Angeles Lakers 6 (Q1 09:04)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Nice work by Al Horford here to force the loose ball, which of course sends Marcus Smart flying to the floor. pic.twitter.com/GDyRlvY7zq10:11 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Al Horford doing Al Horford-like things (force loose ball) followed by Marcus Smart doing Marcus Smart-like things (dives for loose ball) with Tatum doing Tatum (easy dunk). – 10:10 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Times have changed. Boos from Lakers fans were pretty mild during Celtics lineup intros pic.twitter.com/rZwWngZYyK10:05 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The Lakers’ starters vs. the Celtics tonight:
Anthony Davis
LeBron James
Talen Horton-Tucker
Avery Bradley
Russell Westbrook – 9:41 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Marcus Smart
Dennis Schroder
Lakers starters:
Anthony Davis
LeBron James
Talen Horton-Tucker
Avery Bradley
Russell Westbrook – 9:37 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Lakers – Staples Center – December 7, 2021 – Starting Lineups
Boston – Smart, Schroder, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Los Angeles – Russell Westbrook, Avery Bradley, Talen Horton-Tucker, LeBron James, Anthony Davis
OUT: Boston: Brown L.A.: Trevor Ariza, K. Nunn pic.twitter.com/y92rQAZxkJ9:35 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Avery 🔙
AD at the 5⃣
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/MGAA14rJt19:35 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers are starting Anthony Davis at center. Talen Horton-Tucker remains a starter, while Avery Bradley enters the starting lineup again. pic.twitter.com/OVfX3qYoup9:31 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers will go back to AD at the 5 tonight with this starting lineup:
Westbrook, Bradley, Horton-Tucker, LeBron and AD – 9:30 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Is LeBron James still part of the NBA’s elite? @Chris Vernon and @Kevin O’Connor discuss on #TheMismatch. pic.twitter.com/69jGvmqpDc9:30 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Gold for the rivalry.
#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA pic.twitter.com/JLRygC1bwa9:22 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Waiting for tip-off?
Get some shopping done at https://t.co/nViTeRGhJT pic.twitter.com/P8Q7Xc1o2G9:03 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
serving up some runway looks💧
#JetBlueRunway pic.twitter.com/8pYpMwQMH68:59 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
ICYMI, some Lakers-Celtics pregame listening on Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers. We broke down all aspects of this game and rivalry with @John Karalis from @LOCeltics. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lak…8:52 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Cristobal pursuit is part of change in how UM does business. Details, where the money comes from, answers from one of the key people conducting the search, AD update and UM’s new power brokers: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…8:48 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Ime Udoka says Romeo Langford is still a little sore, but he won’t be on a minutes limit. Just a pain tolerance thing. – 8:47 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Invest in Preparation
#LakeShow x @DWS_Group pic.twitter.com/SnKmFUkVib8:45 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said he’s not worried about his job security and he feels that the front office supports him. That being said, Vogel said he hasn’t had discussions with the front office about the future. Vogel: “Focused on the job.” – 8:39 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Rob Williams missed our matchup with the Lakers earlier this season but he’ll be active tonight and ready to make an impact. pic.twitter.com/LNhBd5Ez5y8:27 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
A CT scan revealed @CJ McCollum has a pneumothorax (collapsed right lung), per Blazers. McCollum suffered the injury on Saturday against Boston. – 8:18 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The Blazers say a CT scan revealed that guard CJ McCollum has a pneumothorax (right lung). He sustained the injury against Boston on Dec. 4.
He will be further evaluated before a prognosis is determined. – 8:16 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nicolas Batum is officially questionable for tomorrow vs Celtics.
If he plays, it will be the first time since May that all three of Batum, Marcus Morris Sr., and Serge Ibaka are all available to play.
Leonard/Preston out injured, along with Johnson/Scrubb (G-League). – 8:13 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Clippers’ personnel report ahead of their game against the Celtics tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/fexNyowzad8:10 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Payton Pritchard and Aaron Nesmith getting some early shots up here at Staples Center pic.twitter.com/nIjpt3nQON8:07 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Clippers list Nicolas Batum as questionable for tomorrow’s game vs Celtics. He’s cleared NBA health and safety protocols, but status uncertain amid conditioning concerns – 8:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Clippers say Nic Batum is questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Celtics, while Kawhi Leonard, Jason Preston and Keon Johnson are all out. – 8:06 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers say Nico Batum is questionable to play tomorrow against Boston. He hasn’t played since Nov. 19 due to health and safety protocols and getting back up to speed. – 8:06 PM
Enes Kanter @EnesFreedom
I’m here to raise the voices of millions against a Dictatorship that made
6 million+ people flee #Venezuela
6 million+ people who are now looking for a chance to survive outside of their country & dreaming of returning home to hug their loved ones
We need to help #SaveVenezuela pic.twitter.com/RMy3cqCndj7:53 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
NEWEST EPISODE OF THE GAME THEORY PODCAST:
@Jovan Buha is here. You can watch us come up with fake trades for Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner. Then we dive deep into the Lakers weird start. Tap in, watch us, and subscribe:
https://t.co/Sm8vaa4AHG pic.twitter.com/ufpoR99GSX7:50 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. pic.twitter.com/ikDI4UAVRE7:29 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
To Kenny Smith’s question about who on the Mavs can to be more creative, Doncic says: “I think JB’s that guy. He’s been amazing this season… I think this season he’s learning a lot about passing and creating for everybody. I’ve got to play some off the ball. 1/2 – 7:25 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Correction: no Jaylen Brown tonight against the Lakers – was thinking of tomorrow’s game against the Clippers. In addition, Jabari Parker is out with a non-COVID illness and Bruno Fernando is out with back spasms. Romeo Langford, however, is available. – 7:20 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Romeo Langford is available tonight.
Jaylen was already out. Add Bruno Fernando (back) and Jabari (non-COVID illness) to the out list – 7:18 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown, Jabari Parker and Bruno Fernando are all out tonight for Celtics vs. Lakers. Romeo Langford is officially in per team. – 7:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown is OUT tonight.
Romeo Langford is available.
Bruno Fernando and Jabari Parker are also OUT. – 7:17 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Celtics say, in addition to Jaylen Brown, Jabari Parker (non-COVID illness) and Bruno Fernando (low back spasms) are out vs. Lakers.
Romeo Langford is available. – 7:17 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport update:
Jaylen Brown (right hamstring tightness) – OUT
Bruno Fernando (low back spasms) – OUT
Romeo Langford – AVAILABLE
Jabari Parker (illness, non-COVID) – OUT – 7:16 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Newest episode of the Game Theory Podcast with @Jovan Buha on the Lakers and the Pacers will go live on the YouTube channel here within the next 30 or so minutes.
Hit that subscribe button, and you’ll get it before everyone else!
https://t.co/42DCTcOIjw pic.twitter.com/qf7mweCi7x7:07 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Dennis Schroder talked to MassLive about his experience with the Lakers that came to a quick halt last offseason: “It was an honor to play with (AD and LeBron)…I’m grateful that I’ve seen it but for me, personally, it wasn’t the right fit.” masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…6:47 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
L.A. vs Boston
⏰: 7:00 p.m. PT
📺: @SpectrumSN & TNT
📻: ESPN LA 710 & 1330 KWKW
#LakeShow x @socios
nba.com/lakers/news/th…4:21 PM





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