LA Lakers less LeBron and AD Stun the Boston Celtics at TD Garden

Philippines - The #9 seed Los Angeles Lakers of the West Standings visit the best team in the league the #1 seed in the East Boston Celtics for their second and final meeting of the 2023 - 2024 NBA Regular Season at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Prior to this game, the Boston Celtics had already defeated the La Lakers just last December 26, 2023, in their very first meeting of the NBA Regular Season at arena in Los Angeles, California.

The Celtics dominated the Lakers 126 - 115, led by newcomer Kristaps Porziņģis with 28 points and 11 rebounds while Lakers Anthony Davis scored 40 points and 13 rebounds in the losing effort.

In their second meeting Lakers superstar LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both out of this game against the Celtics, while the Celtics players are almost all in for this game and expected to win against the struggling Lakers.

In the 1st quarter, the home team took an early lead for almost the entire half of the quarter, but the visiting Lakers able to come back and posted the first double digit lead of the game 27 - 17 with 1:26 to go in the quarter. Lakers outscored the Celtics, 28 - 25 in the 1st.

In the 2nd quarter, Lakers able to hang on to their lead with hot shooting 3's for Austin Reeves and for the second time the Lakers able to get back their lead to 11 points 55 - 44 with 2:23 in the 2nd quarter. Lakers outscored the Celtics 32 - 21 ending the half up by 14 points 60 - 46.

In the 3rd quarter, Lakers posted their largest lead, 16 points, 68 - 52 behind Austin Reeves hot shooting night at the 3's. Celtics rally back to cut the Lakers lead into single digit 77 - 68 with 4:40 to go in the quarter, Celtics won the quarter 32 - 28 but still down by 10 points 88 - 78.

In the 4th and Final quarter, Lakers able to hang on to their double digit lead for almost the entire quarter with outstanding hot shooting 3's that the Celtics can't help but watch, Boston won the quarter 27 - 26 but the Lakers win the game 114 - 105 in their 2nd and final meeting of the season.

Austin Reeves lead the Lakers in scoring with 32 points, and 5 players in Lakers aside from Reeves scored in double digits. While the Celtics Jason Tatum scored 23 points in losing effort.