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Celtics vs Lakers: Injury report and prediction

The Boston Celtics visit the Los Angeles Lakers in another chapter of one of the NBA’s most storied rivalries.

The Celtics (13-11) and Lakers (12-12) have faced many ups and downs to this point in the season and are hovering around 500 points.

The Celtics, who are on a Western Conference road trip, scored a season-high 145 points in a regulation victory over the Trail Blazers.

On the other side, Russell Westbrook scored 10 points (on 4 of 8 shooting) in the Lakers’ loss to the Clippers on Friday.

Anthony Davis led the way with 27 points and LeBron James scored 23 points to go with a game-high 11 rebounds after missing one game due to a false positive COVID-19 test result.

What time does Lakers vs. Celtics start?

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 7

Time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT

Celtics vs. Lakers TV channel

If these two teams play, you should know that the world will be watching. Lakers-Celtics will be a nationally televised game, with TNT hosting the action.

Injury Report

Boston could be without Jaylen Brown, a key piece in the rotation, as he is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Los Angeles’ injury report includes LeBron James (abdomen) and Anthony Davis (thumb) as probable and Carmelo Anthony (illness) as questionable. Trevor Ariza (ankle) and Kedrick Nunn (knee) will remain out.

Celtics vs Lakers prediction

While Los Angeles has gotten several injured players back, it is still somewhat banged up. Boston will likely be able to use that to their advantage on the road.

The Celtics are favored to take down the Lakers to sweep the season series 2-0. For the best bet of the night, bet Boston at 2.5-point underdogs. The Celtics should be able to cover that line.

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Date Game Time (ET)

Dec. 9 at Grizzlies 8:00 p.m.

Dec. 10 at Thunder 8:00 p.m.

Dec. 12 vs. Magic 9:30 p.m.

Celtics

Date Game Time

Dec. 7 at Lakers 10:00 p.m.

Dec. 8 at Clippers 10:30 p.m.

Dec. 10 at Suns 10:00 p.m.

Dec. 13 vs. Bucks 7:30 p.m.

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