The Boston Celtics clinched a playoffs berth and moved into the 4th seed in the East on Sunday night with a 107-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. The C's concluded their West Coast road trip with a 3-2 record.
Isaiah Thomas was the leading scorer for Boston with 26 points, 21 of which were scored in the first half. Jae Crowder chipped in 22 points and tied his career high of 5 steals. Amir Johnson finished with a double-double (10 points/13 rebounds), and Evan Turner scored 17 points.
Unfortunately, in the final minute of the game, Evan Turner sustained an eye injury, and reports are that his eye was bleeding and swollen shut. It is currently unclear the extent of the injury as it is still being assessed, and whether he will be able to play on Wednesday against the Pelicans. Video of Turner's injury can be seen here.
Terry Rozier once again played significant minutes off the bench, grabbing 7 rebounds and scoring 6 points in 21 minutes, including this transition Euro step on D'Angelo Russell:
Game highlights above (courtesy of NBA Players on YouTube), box score below.
|Boston Celtics (45-32)|
|R. Hunter||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. Mickey||NWT - Sick.|