Records: Boston 25-22, LA Lakers 25-29
Kick-off: 10:30 p.m. EST
Spread: LA Lakers by 7.5
Last meeting: Boston 116, LA Lakers 95 (2013)
Points per game: The Celtics are averaging 95.7 points per game while Los Angeles is averaging 101.6.
Rebounds per game: Boston averages 40 boards per outing while the Lakers are averaging 44.6 rebounds per game.
Assists per game: The Celtics are putting up 23.3 assists per outing while Los Angeles is averaging 22.2 per game.
Points allowed per game: Boston is giving up 95.8 points per outing while the Lakers have allowed 100.9 points on average this season.
Thoughts: The Celtics lost their last game to the Denver Nuggets while the Lakers fell to the Los Angeles Clippers in their last outing. The Lakers will be playing with heavy hearts tonight after the death of owner Jerry Buss. I like the Lakers to win this game but would take Boston with the points as well as the over.
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