The Boston Celtics will host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET. You can find the game on ABC, NBC Sports Boston, ESPN Radio and 98.5 The Sports Hub Radio. This will be the only matchup of the season between the two rivals unless they meet each other in the NBA Finals. The Celtics will look to bounce back after a tough loss against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
Boston has struggled to find their groove after missing a few games due to Covid-19 postponements. Boston has lost four of their last six games, the last of which came in a 110-106 road loss against the Spurs. While many of the Celtics stars played well during that game, even coming back from a 15-point halftime deficit, they went cold when it mattered most in the final minutes of the game.
The Lakers are entering this game with a few concerns of their own. They are 3-3 over their last six games, and they will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after losing 107-92 to the Pistons on Thursday, arguably the worst team in the NBA. The Lakers should not be too worried though as LeBron James continues to play at an all-time level.
Usually, Celtic-Laker games have a high-intensity level to them, as these two teams have the oldest and most storied rivalry in the NBA. The last time these teams matched up, the Lakers beat the Celtics in a tight 114-112 victory. Without fans in attendance, this matchup will have a little less animosity than normal. Anthony Davis and LeBron James are both questionable for the game. If they cannot play it will be tough for the Lakers to overcome the Celtics. However, if they are healthy to go, look for this to be an extremely competitive game.
Payton Pritchard: OUT (sprained MCL)
Romeo Langford: OUT (wrist)
Kostas Antetokounmpo: OUT (knee)
Jared Dudley: OUT (calf)
Anthony Davis: Questionable (right quad)
LeBron James: Questionable (left ankle)
How To Watch:
Game Time: 8:30
The game will be broadcasted on ABC.
You can find the Spanish broadcast on ESPN3.