Celtics cap off road trip with 122-118 OT win over Lakers
The Celtics had this game in control, then blew it, then came back to force overtime, and finally prevailed in the extra session. That's their night summed up in one sentence. LeBron James and Anthony Davis finished with 33 and 37 points respectively, but Jayson tatum bested both of them with a game high 44 points. Tatum also hit this key jumper to force overtime:
Jaylen Brown added 25 points and tied his career high with 15 rebounds in the win. The 22-7 Celtics bounced back from back-to-back disappointing losses to the Warriors and Clippers to end a solid road trip on a high note. The 4-2 trip is more impressive when you consider that they did it without either of their big men (Time Lord and Horford) save one game with Al.
The Celtics will now head back to Boston for a seven game homestand which will kick off on Friday with the first of two games versus the Orlando Magic.