Records: Lakers (24-16, fourth in Western Conference); Celtics (21-18, seventh in Eastern Conference)
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 12:30 p.m. PST
TV: ABC, with Mike Breen on play-by-play, Jeff Van Gundy on analysis, and Lisa Salters reporting from the sidelines
Offensive Efficiency: Lakers, 103.9 points per 100 possessions (14th in NBA); Celtics, 100.3, 25th
Defensive Efficiency: Celtics, 99.0 (third); Lakers, 101.4 (10th)
Home vs. Road: The Lakers are 17-2 at home, while the Celtics are ... on the road. The Lakers have won eight straight home games, while the Celtics have lost six of their last seven road games. However, Boston has won six of their last seven games overall. Today is the start of an eight-game road trip for the Celtics.
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