LA Lakers fall to heaviest defeat of season at Boston Celtics
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The Los Angeles Lakers fell to their heaviest defeat of the NBA season as they were beaten 139-107 by the Boston Celtics at TD garden.
Jayson Tatum scored 27 points while Kemba Walker - returning from injury - added a further 20 for the Celtics.
The Celtics had lost six of their previous eight games.
"Listen, it was just a good, old-fashioned butt-whipping, that's all," said the Lakers' LeBron James, who scored 15 points and made 18 assists.
The Lakers - the Western Conference leaders - have lost nine games this season and play the New York Knicks on Thursday.