Celtics defeat Lakers 126-115 on Christmas Day thanks to well-balanced attack

Regardless of a 40-point night from Anthony Davis, the Celtics crushed the Lakers 126-115 at the Crypo.com Field on Christmas Day. The beginning setup scored 108 of the group's 126 places; Kristaps Porzingis drove the accuse of 28 focuses on 11-19 shooting, while Jayson Tatum (25 focuses), Jaylen Brown (19 focuses), Derrick White (18 focuses), Jrue Occasion (18 focuses) each had strong evenings of their own.

The Celtics leaped out to a 18-point first quarter lead, lost that lead in the subsequent quarter, in any case recovered control of the game in the final part and drove by twofold digits for a large portion of the final quarter.

Anthony Davis overwhelmed obnoxiously, getting done with 40 focuses on 15-26 FG, yet his hostile blast was sufficiently not to defeat the Celtics' even assault.

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Jayson Tatum got done with 25 focuses, 8 bounce back, and a season-high 7 helps. While he battled with his shot (1-6 from three), Doc Waterways, one of the ESPN commentators on the transmission, said his balanced execution helped him to remember Enchantment Johnson.

When gotten some information about Waterways' remark after the game, he laughed.

"Let's just get real for a moment, we have a powerful group," Tatum said. "It's not difficult to play with these folks."

Jrue Occasion and Derrick White had prevailing two-way exhibitions against the Lakers. Occasion shot 7-10 from the field, snatched 7 sheets, doled out 7 helps, and got a block and a take. As has become standard, he likewise made a few colossal cautious plays that didn't appear in the detail sheet.

Block by Jrue Occasion.

Among players under 6'6, Derrick White is number one in blocks and Jrue Occasion is number three. pic.twitter.com/1b8Zr1E9fa

— Noa Dalzell (@NoaDalzellNBA) December 26, 2023
White's 18 focuses came on 8-13 shooting; he likewise got done with two blocks and two takes. Heading into this evening, White had four back to back games with something like three blocks. That streak reached a conclusion against the Lakers, however his safeguard stayed heavenly.

Simply wonderful guard by Derrick White. First on Anthony Davis, then the block on Austin Reaves. pic.twitter.com/pDAKKA02Xd

— Noa Dalzell (@NoaDalzellNBA) December 25, 2023
In the subsequent quarter, Lebron James' knee crashed into Jaylen Earthy colored's back, driving the two to tumble to the ground in torment. Brown missed the remainder of the half, and was recorded problematic to get back with a lower back wound, however reemerged the game to begin the last part.

Lebron James knees Jaylen Brown toward the back. Brown returns to the Celtics storage space. pic.twitter.com/NRTMN4Hgie

— Noa Dalzell (@NoaDalzellNBA) December 25, 2023
Brown was somewhat tranquil the remainder of the game, however in any case got done with 19 focuses. Seven of those came in the initial minutes, when the Celtics got out ahead to a 12-0 lead.

First Quarter Jaylen Brown is cooking. pic.twitter.com/905lsJ4Hed

— Noa Dalzell (@NoaDalzellNBA) December 25, 2023
Payton Pritchard gave a flash off the seat in the subsequent quarter, when he scored 10 continuous focuses for the Celtics to keep them in it when the Lakers made their run.

Payton Pritchard with the last 10 focuses for the Celtics and a secondary passage cut on Lebron pic.twitter.com/4KrbdoZYWW

— Noa Dalzell (@NoaDalzellNBA) December 25, 2023
Of note, Luke Kornet, who missed six straight games with an adductor strain, was accessible to play yet didn't see the court. All things considered, Neemias Queta got seven minutes of run, on occasion looking a piece overpowered by Anthony Davis' post presence. Sam Hauser played 14 minutes off the seat, however battled from the field, completing 0-4 from three.

Beyond Davis, the Lakers offense battled. Lebron James got done with 16 focuses on 5-14 shooting, while Rui Hachimura wrapped up with 12 focuses on 5-14 FG. Taurean Ruler, another expansion to the beginning arrangement, scored 17 focuses (5-12 on three-pointers).

The success implies the Celtics hold an association best 23-6 record, and finish their California excursion 3-1. They won three straight (Rulers, Trimmers, Lakers) in the wake of tumbling to the Heroes in additional time to begin the outing. Their next game is at home on Thursday at 7:30pm against the Detroit Cylinders.

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