Lakers drop 3rd – straight game on LeBron James returns against Boston Celtics

NBA – The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Boston Celtics for their first meeting of the 2021–2022 NBA Regular Season at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Prior to the game both teams are coming with a loss in their last assignments, the LA Lakers loses their last 2 games against the Bulls and the Bucks respectively and currently 8-8 win/loss records in the West Standings.

The Boston Celtics also loss their last game against the Atlanta Hawks and currently 7-8 win/loss records in the East Standings.

Meanwhile, Lakers superstar LeBron James is back with the Lakers starting lineup after missing 8 – consecutive games due to abdominal strain injury, the Lakers are 3 wins and 5 loses during the absence of LeBron James.

In the game, the early quarter was another hot start for the Lakers which seem their trademark for the season. They posted an early double digit lead in the later minutes of the quarter and finished the quarter 38–30.

In the 2nd quarter, the home team rallies back in the game, overcoming the Lakers lead 49–48 with over 4 minutes in the quarter. The Lakers able to regain the lead at the half 61–60.

In the 3rd quarter, the Lakers start another slow quarter, which has been there problem this season, the Celtics carried their momentum in the 2nd quarter and able to put double digit lead in the 3rd outscoring the Lakers 33–21 to finish the 3rd quarter up by 11 points 93–82.

In the 4th and final quarter, LeBron James and the Lakers has no answer against Boston as the Lakers blows this game away on LeBrons Return, The Celtics outscored the Lakers in the final quarter 37–26 with a 22 point deficit, final score 130–108.

The Lakers are now in 3 – game losing skid with an 8–9 win/loss record. Anthony Davis led the Lakers in scoring with 31 points, LeBron James added 23 points in his return while Russell Westbrook with 12 points.

For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum drops 37 points, Marcus Smart with 22 points and former Lakers guard Dennis Schröder with 21 points.

The Lakers next game is the Detroit Piston at Little Caesars Arena, the Lakers are favored to win this game, but the Lakers had a history of losing to lottery team this season?