LA Lakers vs Boston Celtics: NBA 2021 Prediction | Preview | Injury Report | Live Stream Info
- Thursday is set for another action-packed fixture as the Boston Celtics travel to Los Angeles to clash with the LA Lakers.
- The Boston Celtics are fifth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-26, while the LA Lakers are 34-21 and are also fifth in the Western Conference.
- Last time out it was the LA Lakers who took the better of the Boston Celtics as they won 96-95 in Boston.
What do you think? Will the Celtics continue their scintillating run? Will they come on top this time?
Boston Celtics Current Form
The Boston Celtics are on a four-game winning streak and have managed to win six of their past seven games, leading to the Celtics rising to fifth. Back-to-back triumphs against the Denver Nuggets, and the one against Trail Blazers being the most recent on Tuesday.
Jason Tatum was the star man with 32 points, while Jaylen Brown contributed with 24. Kemba Walker also chipped in with 21 points as the Celtics added yet another win to their list.
Boston Celtics Injuries
Boston Celtics have barely any casualties at the moment. Only Evan Fournier is out due to COVID-19 but we may seem in action very soon.
LA Lakers Current Form
The LA Lakers though have been very unfortunate with injuries. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been off the pitch for quite a while now, and Markieff Morris and Marc Gasol are also doubtful for the Lakers' upcoming meeting with the Celtics.
Lakers stand fifth in the Western Conference, and their most recent victory against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday was a promising one.
On Tuesday, Kyle Kuzma added 24 points, Dennis Schroder added 19 points, while Alex Caruso added 13 points after coming from the bench.
LA Lakers Injuries
For the LA Lakers, Wesley Matthews is out with an Achilles injury, while Dennis Schroder is out with a pelvis concern. Kyle Kuzma and Jared Dudley are also out of contention.
Anthony Davis and LeBron James are still out with their respective calf and ankle injuries.
Boston Celtics vs LA Lakers Live Stream
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Boston Celtics vs LA Lakers Prediction
Los Angeles has not been a welcoming place for the opposition in recent years, but the defending champion, LA Lakers are not in their best shape at the moment. Injuries have been a huge concern for the side, and that opens room for the Celtics to make the most of this opportunity.
LA Lakers are still robust defensively but their attack is not at its absolute best, and that may come to haunt them towards the final minutes of the game.
The Boston Celtics defense has been solid too and breaching it would take a lot of effort and commitment.
It seems that the game will be low scoring considering the Lakers' approach, but the Celtic shot-makers will be there to cause trouble to the champions, something that LA don't have at the moment.
Sportco predicts the LA Lakers to win.