Jaylen Brown Scores 40, Celtics Beat Lakers 121-113
Jaylen Brown scored four of his 40 focuses in the last moment, and the Boston Celtics blew the majority of a noteworthy lead in the final quarter prior to hanging on for their fifth consecutive triumph, 121-113 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Earthy colored made 13 of his initial 14 shots and hit three 3-pointers while falling two focuses short of his vocation high for the Celtics, who have won eight of 11 regardless of a humiliating completion at Staples Center.
Boston drove 113-86 with seven minutes to play, soon after mentor Brad Stevens pulled his starters. However, Talen Horton-Tucker and Ben McLemore drove a 24-2 run by the Lakers that constrained Brown and Boston’s first string once again into the game.
Earthy colored hit a floater through contact and added an inclining jumper with 32 seconds left to suppress the Lakers’ meeting, and Boston split the season arrangement between these memorable adversaries.
Payton Pritchard and Marcus Smart added 15 focuses each for the Celtics, who never followed notwithstanding submitting 21 turnovers. Boston likewise won with only 14 focuses from Jayson Tatum, whose dash of scoring 20 focuses in 11 back to back games finished.
“We tend to be free with the ball, and we must stop that,” Stevens said. “It’ll chomp us on schedule. You can’t continue to play that way and hope to win.”
Horton-Tucker scored 19 focuses and Marc Gasol had a season-high 18 for Los Angeles, which has rotated successes and misfortunes since March 28. McLemore scored 15 of his 17 focuses in the final quarter of his home presentation with the Lakers.
“Those folks came out and contended their tails off,” Lakers mentor Frank Vogel said of his finish of-the-seat stores and Horton-Tucker. “I needed them to have the option to get the ‘W,’ however that was magnificent how they played.”
Alongside the drawn out unlucky deficiencies of geniuses Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the Lakers confronted Boston without new focus Andre Drummond, who has a wounded right large toe, and Markieff Morris, who has a hyper-extended left lower leg.
Dennis Schröder almost sat out with a disease ready of his correct foot, yet contributed eight focuses and eight helps. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope additionally played through mid-game back fits, and Gasol remained in the wake of separating his pinky finger, which got flown once again into the right spot during a break.
On account of wounds, the two groups conveyed beginning arrangements they had never utilized beforehand this season.