Kaman finished 7-9, in a strong performance. Other key performers for Los Angeles were Pau Gasol with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Jordan Hill with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Despite the loss, Jeff Green put up 21 points for Boston on 8-17 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc. Gerald Wallace contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds and Jared Sullinger finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
In addition to 18.2% from 3-point range, the Celtics tallied an eFG% of just 41.2%. They are 2-14 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Lakers, conversely, are 6-5 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
Boston (19-37) has now dropped their last three consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Lakers play the Brooklyn Nets, who are 25-27 on the year. The Celtics meet the Sacramento Kings, currently 18-36 this season. The Lakers are 1-0 versus Brooklyn this season. The Celtics are 1-0 versus Sacramento this season.