NBA: Celtics halt Lakers juggernaut; 76ers humbles Nets

January 21, 2020

BasketballLos Angeles Lakers

  • The Boston Celtics handed the Los Angeles Lakers their worst defeat of the NBA season on Monday, routing the Western Conference leaders 107-139.
  • Jayson Tatum scored 27 points and Kemba Walker returned from injury to add 20 for the Celtics, who snapped a three-game losing streak with the upset triumph. Enes Kanter came off the bench to score 18 points and pull down 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who had lost six of their past eight games. LeBron James scored 15 points and handed out 18 assists for the Lakers.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers edges Brooklyn Nets117-111 in Brooklyn. Philadelphia, holding down sixth place in the Eastern Conference, notched their fourth straight win.
  • Philadelphia’s star guard Ben Simmons matched his career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists in a triple-double. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points for the Nets, who led by 10 in the third quarter but dropped their fourth straight.

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