5 Days of Celtics Games: Boston vs. LA Lakers Pt. 2

Ladies and gentlemen: welcome back to the ranking of the top five Boston Celtics games in the 2019-20 season. Previously, we went all the way back to the end of October where Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker led the Celtics to a statement win in a tight game over the league’s best team, the Milwaukee Bucks. Today, we will go back to recap the Celtics dominant win over the Lakers. In this series, we recapped the second Celtics Lakers match-up where Tatum scored his career-high despite a loss. However, this contest was much different from the first.

Make sure to check out day onetwo, and three if you haven’t already! 

Kemba gets his first win against LeBron

Going into this game, Walker was 0-28 against LeBron James in previous match-ups. “I’m happy I got one at least before he goes, who knows how long he can play because he’s just incredible. But you know, it’s only one. One and 28.” Walker said after the game after finally getting his first victory over James. Walker finished the game with 20 points and added seven assists and four boards.

Walker’s impact on the Celtics this year has been huge helping them out in many big games, such as this one. He has proven to fit in very well with the Celtics system. He is destined to lead the Celtics to a long playoff run this year with the help of his teammates.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball during the game while Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics plays defense on January 20, 2020 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boston demolishes LA by 22

The C’s dominated and all sides of the ball against the Lakers. They had many great offensive performances. Tatum led all scorers with 27 points. Jaylen Brown added 20 points, Enes Kanter had 18, and Gordon Hayward had 16. Despite LeBron James’ 13 assists, Boston was able to hold him to only 15 points, well below his 25.7 points-per-game. The Celtics shot 56% from the field, making 13 of their first 22 three points. The entire game, Boston was firing on all cylinders which led them to the win. They also played great defense as a team, holding one of the best offensive teams to under 110 points.

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