Newcomers Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks sparked the fourth-quarter run, playing their first games with the Lakers since a Wednesday night trade sent
Bazemore played more than 33 minutes and scored a career-high 15 points, including two three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Brooks was also a force in the final quarter, scoring 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field.
The Lakers (19-36) host the
The Celtics (19-37) travel north to play the
The Lakers' offense stalled in the third quarter, with the team scoring only 19 points while giving up 28 to Boston.
Boston has made only 41.1% of their shots from the field but hold an 11-5 advantage on the offensive glass.
The Lakers narrowed the deficit in the second quarter and only trail by two at the half.
The Lakers are shooting 43.6% but have struggled with 10 turnovers.
Neither team had much luck from long range. The Lakers shot just 2 of 10 (20%) while Boston is only 2 of 11 (18.2%) from behind the three-point arc.
New Lakers guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks made their debuts on Friday night after a trade Wednesday brought them to L.A. from the
Meanwhile, the Celtics built a nine-point lead after a quarter of basketball.
The Lakers shot only 35% from the field, with
The Celtics shot 48% from the field and had only two turnovers.
Like the Lakers, the Celtics have struggled this season, recently getting
The Lakers expect to have
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