Lakers vs. Celtics live score, highlights: LeBron James and Jayson Tatum go head-to-head

By | December 13, 2022

NBA rivalries don’t get more historic than the Lakers and Celtics. Regardless of where they are in the standings, matchups between Los Angeles and Boston rarely disappoint.

With star power like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, we’re in for another great contest tonight. The Lakers will host the first-place Celtics at Arena on Tuesday, capping off a six-game road trip for Boston.

The Celtics still own the best record in the NBA, but they’re coming off of their second two-game losing streak of the season after falling to the Warriors on Saturday and Clippers on Monday. Los Angeles, on the other hand, has started to turn a corner, going 9-5 in its last 14 games. The Lakers just snapped a three-game losing streak on Sunday and will look to keep the momentum rolling with a statement win over Boston.

For live updates, stats, highlights and more from tonight’s matchup, follow along with us below.


Lakers vs. Celtics score

  1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Lakers 24        
Celtics 37        

Lakers vs. Celtics live updates

Second quarter

10:49 p.m.: The Lakers are on a 13-5 run, closing in on the Celtics’ lead. LeBron James scored six of those 13 points, including a signature “Akron Hammer” tomahawk dunk on the fast break following a steal. Boston remains in the lead, 52-45 with six minutes to play in the half.

10:45 p.m.: Jayson Tatum is on fire to start the second quarter. The superstar forward has knocked down a pair of 3s, up to 17 points on the night. He’s shooting 6-for-11 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from long range. The Celtics lead 50-36 with 8:17 remaining in the half.

10:40 p.m.: The Lakers paid tribute to the late, great Bill Russell at the end of the first quarter.

End of first quarter: Celtics 37, Lakers 24

10:38 p.m.: The Celtics are in control through the first frame, leading the Lakers 37-24. Jayson Tatum leads the way with nine points, but Boston’s 3-point shooting has been the difference early on. It is shooting 7-for-11 from long range, while Los Angeles has only made two 3s.

Anthony Davis has a game-high 13 points for the Lakers, proving to be too much for the Celtics’ undersized frontcourt to handle.

10:26 p.m.: The Lakers are starting to utilize their size advantage, dominating the paint against a small Celtics frontcourt. Anthony Davis already has 10 points and five rebounds, but Boston remains in the lead, 21-15 with four minutes remaining in the quarter.

10:17 p.m.: The Celtics have come out firing, taking a 15-5 lead in the first four minutes of the game. They have five assists on six made field goals, led by two 3s from Derrick White and one 3 from Jayson Tatum.


9:45 p.m.: The Lakers will start Dennis Schroder, Patrick Beverley, Lonnie Walker IV, LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

9:45 p.m.: The Celtics will start Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Blake Griffin.

4:00 p.m.: The Celtics say that Al Horford will remain out due to personal reasons. Although there were some hints about his potential return, Robert Williams will also remain out for this contest.

What channel is Celtics vs. Lakers on?

  • TV channel (national): TNT
  • Live stream: | Sling TV

Celtics vs. Lakers will be broadcast nationally on TNT.

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Celtics vs. Lakers start time

  • Date: Tuesday, Dec. 13
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT

Celtics vs. Lakers from Arena is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 13, which is 7 p.m. local time in Los Angeles.

Celtics schedule 2022-23

Here are Boston’s next five games:

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV
Dec. 13 at Lakers 10 p.m. TNT
Dec. 16 vs. Magic 7:30 p.m. β€”
Dec. 18 vs. Magic 3 p.m. β€”
Dec. 21 vs. Pacers 7:30 p.m. β€”
Dec. 23 vs. Timberwolves 7:30 p.m. β€”

Lakers schedule 2022-23

Here are Los Angeles’ next five games:

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV
Dec. 13 vs. Celtics 10 p.m. TNT
Dec. 16 vs. Nuggets 10 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 18 vs. Wizards 9:30 p.m. β€”
Dec. 19 at Suns 9 p.m. NBA TV
Dec. 21 at Kings 10 p.m. β€”