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Up next for the Lakers: Friday vs. Boston

Lakers won the first matchup of struggling teams last month in Boston.

February 20, 2014|By Mike Bresnahan
  • Boston's Kelly Olynyk battles for a loose ball with Detroit's Andre Drummond during the NBA Rising Stars Challenge game on Feb. 14. Olynyk and the Celtics will visit the Lakers at Staples Center on Friday.
Boston's Kelly Olynyk battles for a loose ball with Detroit's… (Gerald Herbert / Associated…)


When: 7:30.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: ESPN, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 18-36; Celtics 19-36.

Record vs. Celtics: 1-0.

Update: The Lakers and Celtics, the most successful teams in NBA history, are almost mirror images in sadness, half a game separating them record-wise. The Lakers won in Boston last month, 107-104, when Pau Gasol had 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. The Celtics are only 8-19 on the road. The Lakers are 8-17 at home and have lost a team-record eight consecutive games at Staples.

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