Wednesday, May 25 2022

Who’s Playing

Boston @ Los Angeles

Current Records: Boston 13-11; Los Angeles 12-12

What to Know

After a few days’ rest for both teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics will meet up at 10 p.m. ET Dec. 7 at Staples Center. The Lakers are out to stop a three-game streak of losses at home.

It was close but no cigar for Los Angeles as they fell 119-115 to the Los Angeles Clippers last Friday. The losing side was boosted by power forward Anthony Davis, who dropped a double-double on 27 points and ten rebounds.

Meanwhile, Boston took their game against the Portland Trail Blazers this past Saturday by a conclusive 145-117 score. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Celtics had established a 103-84 advantage. Among those leading the charge for them was point guard Dennis Schroder, who shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 31 points and eight assists.

The Lakers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 4-11 against the spread when favored.

Los Angeles is now 12-12 while Boston sits at 13-11. The Celtics are 6-6 after wins this season, and Los Angeles is 7-4 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
  • TV: TNT
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $99.00

Odds

The Lakers are a 3.5-point favorite against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Lakers as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Boston have won eight out of their last 13 games against Los Angeles.

  • Nov 19, 2021 – Boston 130 vs. Los Angeles 108
  • Apr 15, 2021 – Boston 121 vs. Los Angeles 113
  • Jan 30, 2021 – Los Angeles 96 vs. Boston 95
  • Feb 23, 2020 – Los Angeles 114 vs. Boston 112
  • Jan 20, 2020 – Boston 139 vs. Los Angeles 107
  • Mar 09, 2019 – Boston 120 vs. Los Angeles 107
  • Feb 07, 2019 – Los Angeles 129 vs. Boston 128
  • Jan 23, 2018 – Los Angeles 108 vs. Boston 107
  • Nov 08, 2017 – Boston 107 vs. Los Angeles 96
  • Mar 03, 2017 – Boston 115 vs. Los Angeles 95
  • Feb 03, 2017 – Boston 113 vs. Los Angeles 107
  • Apr 03, 2016 – Boston 107 vs. Los Angeles 100
  • Dec 30, 2015 – Los Angeles 112 vs. Boston 104

Injury Report for Los Angeles

  • LeBron James: Game-Time Decision (Abdomen)
  • Anthony Davis: Game-Time Decision (Thumb)
  • Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)
  • Trevor Ariza: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for Boston

  • Jabari Parker: Out (Illness)
  • Jaylen Brown: Out (Hamstring)
  • Bruno Fernando: Out (Back)

Source: CBSSports.com

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