Who's Playing

Los Angeles @ Boston

Current Records: Los Angeles 14-6; Boston 10-7

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Boston Celtics are heading back home. They will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at 8:30 p.m. ET Saturday at TD Garden after having had a few days off. Boston will be seeking to avenge the 114-112 loss they suffered the last time these two teams played Feb. 23 of last year.

It was close but no cigar for the Celtics as they fell 110-106 to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Boston's loss shouldn't obscure the performances of shooting guard Jaylen Brown, who had 24 points and five assists, and small forward Jayson Tatum, who had 25 points along with seven boards.

Meanwhile, the point spread favored Los Angeles on Thursday, but luck did not. They lost to the Detroit Pistons on the road by a decisive 107-92 margin. The losing side was boosted by small forward LeBron James, who posted a double-double on 22 points and ten dimes in addition to seven rebounds.

With both teams hitting sour notes in their previous games, they will no doubt be looking to produce a better outcome in this one. The teams are out to make things right after dropping matches they were expected to win, so stay tuned to see which team bounces back.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: ABC
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Lakers are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Lakers as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -113

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Series History

Boston have won six out of their last ten games against Los Angeles.

  • Feb 23, 2020 - Los Angeles 114 vs. Boston 112
  • Jan 20, 2020 - Boston 139 vs. Los Angeles 107
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Boston 120 vs. Los Angeles 107
  • Feb 07, 2019 - Los Angeles 129 vs. Boston 128
  • Jan 23, 2018 - Los Angeles 108 vs. Boston 107
  • Nov 08, 2017 - Boston 107 vs. Los Angeles 96
  • Mar 03, 2017 - Boston 115 vs. Los Angeles 95
  • Feb 03, 2017 - Boston 113 vs. Los Angeles 107
  • Apr 03, 2016 - Boston 107 vs. Los Angeles 100
  • Dec 30, 2015 - Los Angeles 112 vs. Boston 104