Connect with us

Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Guarding LeBron James, Kyrie Irving vs. Bron, Ingram vs. Tatum, and more


The Boston Celtics project to be one of the best teams in the NBA, but there are several teams hoping to prevent their march to an 18th championship in franchise history. To preview the Celtics’ top rivals over the next two weeks, MassLive’s Celtics beat writers Tom Westerholm and Fred Katz broke down each matchup in detail. Next up: The Los Angeles Lakers.

Previously

How the Celtics match up with the Philadelphia 76ers

The Lakers could finish in the bottom half of the Western Conference’s playoff picture, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone. So, why are they here over some other teams that may win more games? They have a man who’s been to the NBA Finals eight seasons in a row.

How could anyone count out a team with LeBron James?

The Lakers will have a tough time getting to their first Finals since 2010. But if they do and they meet the Celtics a very, very long way down a very, very long road, here’s what to expect:

Last Year’s Results

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Last Year’s Results

When They Play

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

When They Play

The Lakers got LeBron James. Who else?

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Lakers got LeBron James. Who else?

How do the Lakers complement LeBron James differently than the Cleveland Cavaliers did?

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

How do the Lakers complement LeBron James differently than the Cleveland Cavaliers did?

What’s the best storyline in this matchup?

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

What’s the best storyline in this matchup?

Advertisement
Advertisement

More in Boston Celtics