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The Lakers went down big early in the game and then fought back. This time it was against the
This 107-96 win over the Lakers was Boston's 10th in a row. Even shorthanded as they are now, they are a very good team and provided some lessons for the Lakers.
Here are five takeaways from the game.
1. To fix his jumper,
3. Walton was upset with the Lakers’ help side defense. “It wasn’t our individual defense that was terrible tonight, it was our team defense,” Walton said. “The work that we’ve been doing and with the help side and the mentality we’ve been building, all of that went out the door today. It was ... We were late to every rotation. There were passes we saw from the bench, we switched, they fronted, they threw it over the top, and we didn’t react until the guy already caught the ball. When you’re slow reacting like that against a good team it’s not a good thing.”
5. Ball had a lot to deal with Wednesday night both on and off the court. He revealed a little bit about his concern over his brother's situation after the game, saying, "It's still my little brother, but I've got to come out here and play." On the court, he faced Kyrie Irving, a handful for anyone to defend, and boos from the Celtics crowd. It didn't seem to bother Ball, and his teammates noticed. "That's something that comes with being a No. 2 pick, something that comes with being Lonzo Ball," Ingram said. "He does a good job of blocking it out every time he steps out on the basketball court. He doesn't worry about that. He's playing within our team and our organization."