Celtics snap three-game losing streak with a statement win: The doubters were forming about this Celtics squad in the midst of a three-game losing streak and six losses over the last eight games. Against the NBA’s hottest team (winners of 10 over the last 11), the Celtics came up with quite the response. JaysonTatum had a game-high 27 points to lead five different Celtics in double figures to hand the Lakers their biggest loss of the season in a 139-107 victory. EnesKanter provided a huge boost off the bench with 18 points and 11 rebounds while Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker both added 20 points in their return to the lineup as the C’s shot a scorching hot 55.9 percent from the field and 47 percent from 3-point range in their most impressive victory of the year.
Kemba Walker gets first-ever win over LeBron: Walker showed no signs of injury in his return from a one-game absence with a sore knee as he posted 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field along with a game-high seven assists. His first taste of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry also gave him his first win of his lengthy NBA career against the LeBron, breaking a 0-28 slide that lasted throughout his entire tenure with the Hornets against the King.