BSJ Game Report: Celtics 120, Lakers 107 – Kyrie puts on a show as C’s cruise to third straight win

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics beating the Lakers 120-107 with BSJ insight and analysis:

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Kyrie puts on a show as Celtics pull away in the second half: The All-Star point guard was well rested for his showdown with LeBron James after a one-game absence and he played one of his best games in weeks, scoring 19 of his team-high 30 points (12-of-16 FG) in the second half to help carry the visitors to a comfortable win. The Lakers were feisty early on despite playing without three starters (Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma) but the Celtics slowly began to lock down on defense in the second quarter while finding their rhythm on the offensive end for the final three quarters. Six different players scored in double figures for Boston, as Marcus Smart, Marcus Morris (16 points each) and Gordon Hayward (15 points) outpaced an undermanned squad in which James scored 30 points despite playing just 28 minutes.

The Celtics are now 3-0 on their west coast trip with a chance to sweep the LA teams on Monday night at Staples Center against the Clippers.