It is a talk in town when the Celtics arrive at Los Angeles for a rivalry clash. The LA Lakers are looking aggressive after a three day recreational period to overcome their loss against the Clippers. Meanwhile, the Celtics are on a rage after their crushing victory over Trail Blazers this past Sunday.
Lakers vs Celtics Preview
Jan 30, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) works on Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
We have already witnessed Celtics thumping authority over Lakers in the last encounter with 130-108. The platform in the staples arena is all set for the Lakers to claim their position back in the competition.
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have been on a roller coaster ride this far in the campaign, with both clubs sitting at 500 points.
The Celtics stay the favorites to take on the Lakers to clean sweep 2-0 this season. Meanwhile, the Lakers are expecting LeBron James and Anthony Davis to return to the probability lineup. And yet it seems to be unstable and favoring more towards Celtics.
Lakers Possible Five:
Russell Westbrook(G), Talen Horton-Tucker(G), LeBron James(F), Anthony Davis(F), Dwight Howard(C)
Nov 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) shoots the ball against the Detroit Pistons in the first half at Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Pistons 110-106. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Celtics Possible Five:
Marcus Smart(G), Dennis Schroder(G), Jayson Tatum(F), Al Horford(F), Robert Williams(C)
Oct 4, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket defended by Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs (4) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Are LeBron James and Anthony Davis fit tonight?
Lakers status report for Celtics game Tuesday night: Carmelo Anthony (flu-like symptoms; stomach illness; non-COVID related) is questionable. Anthony Davis (left thumb sprain) and LeBron James (rectus abdominis strain) are probable.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) December 7, 2021
It appears that both Anthony Davis and LeBron James will suit up for the game, and the team will be near full strength. After James being sidelined for a few games due to an abdominal injury, the Lakers have officially listed him as a probable player in the upcoming clash.
Likewise, Anthony will be seen in the action against the Celtics. His thumb sprain seemed to have got enough rest after he appeared three quarters in the last game.
The only way for the Lakers is to make all the superstars play and Anthony Davis will likely show up for the Lakers against the Celtics if there is no major development. With no further due, ‘The King’ will lace up against the Celtics to lead the squad in order to keep the crown.
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