Boston Celtics vs LA Lakers Prediction & Match Preview – December 7th, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The Boston Celtics will face their longtime rivals, the LA Lakers, on Tuesday at Staples Center. It will be a rematch of the game played in Boston, where the C’s bludgeoned the Lakers in LeBron James’ return from an abdominal injury.
Coach Ime Udoka’s team is 3-1 in its last four games, but it could have easily been 4-0 if not for the Utah Jazz’s spectacular three-point shooting. Despite that loss, it’s clear that the Boston Celtics offense is starting to click in their last few games. They destroyed the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game after scoring a season-high 145 points in regulation time.
The LA Lakers’ Jekyll and Hyde season continued with a loss to the LA Clippers. LeBron James and the Lakers never got the lead in that game. They were outplayed by another role player, Luke Kennard, who scored timely baskets to keep the Lakers at bay.
The purple and gold, this season, can’t seem to take one step forward without taking two steps back. They were aggressive on defense, especially on closeouts, but paid dearly for it with the Clippers’ smart adjustments.
The Los Angeles Lakers should learn their lesson well and hope to improve against the Boston Celtics’ stifling defense and recent offense.
Fixture: Boston Celtics vs LA Lakers | 2021-22 NBA season
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 7th; 10:00 PM ET (Wednesday, December 8th; 8:30 AM IST)
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Celtics vs. Lakers game prediction.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ wildly inconsistent form makes this game difficult to predict. Rarely have they been able to put together 48 minutes of solid to excellent basketball. If they play the same way they did in their first game against the Boston Celtics, they could go 0-2 against their bitter rival.
Where to watch Celtics vs. Lakers game
TNT will broadcast the game live nationally. Local coverage of the Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers game is available via Spectrum SportsNet.