At some point Rajon Rondo is expected back from a knee injury, but he may not be ready to suit up by Friday.
The Celtics have actually been worse than the Lakers, dropping 11 of 12.
Boston has depth with players such as Jared Sullinger, Jeff Green, Avery Brady, Jordan Crawford, Jerryd Bayless, Kris Humphries, rookie Kelly Olynyk, Gerald Wallace and others.
The Lakers have depth, but they're all in street clothes.
Friday at Toronto Raptors
After trading Rudy Gay, the Raptors have worked their way over .500 at 18-17.
The Raptors beat the Lakers on Dec. 8 at Staples Center, riding a career night from Amir Johnson, who scored 32 points on 14-of-17 shooting.
Kyle Lowry scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting, and DeMar DeRozan battled his way to the free-throw line for 11 attempts and 26 points.
The Lakers seem to struggle in their annual matinee Toronto visit, starting at 10 a.m. PST.
Then again, the Lakers are struggling at just about any start time.