Livescore Basketball: Celtics down Lakers despite controversy

Livescore Basketball: Celtics down Lakers despite controversy

The Boston Celtics edged their rival Los Angeles Lakers 125-121 via an overtime thriller tingled by controversy. For livescore basketball news here!

The league-leader Boston Celtics survived the Los Angeles Lakers’ intensity and came out on top in a very thick rivalry game that featured 19 lead changes, snapping their three-game losing streak. The Lakers thrilling the host by seven points midway through the fourth quarter, but Jaylen Brown took over and converted a much-needed three-point dagger to tie the game 105-105 with 4.1 seconds remaining. 

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The Celtics forward went on to score 11 points at the extra time, after LeBron James’s layup to the basket at the end of the regulation ended in a miss due to the obvious foul of Jayson Tatum, the referees announced that they missed the foul call to Jayson Tatum which appears that he really touched LeBron’s arm. The call didn’t come and Boston prevailed, withstanding a 41-point performance from James — who jumped up and down in frustration at the non-call before kneeling on the court.

Frustrations are pretty obvious to the tone of the Lakers Head Coach Darvin Ham, who spoke with “pain” of losing this huge game, “The best player on Earth can’t get a call – it’s amazing. I don’t understand it.”

In a post-game interview, the Los Angeles Lakers star center Anthony Davis said that they were “cheated” and the Chief Officiating crew Eric Lewis told reporters that the crew had missed the call, “there was a contact. At the time, during the game, we did not see a foul.”

LeBron James and the Lakers were left shell-shocked as appeals for a foul were ignored as the buzzer was released while Patrick Beverly brought the photographer’s camera to show the referee a proof of a foul and he received a technical foul after that.

“You’ve seen some of the games we’ve lost with late-game missed calls… I don’t see it happening to anybody else,” James said. “You saw my reaction. It’s challenging. I don’t get it,” he added.

The league-rivalry match ended in an overtime win 125-121 in favor of the Boston Celtics led by Jaylen Brown’s 37 points and nine rebounds, Jayson Tatum contributed with a double-double of 30 points and 11 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon registered 26 points and four assists off the bench. On the losing side, LeBron James had 41 points, eight assists, and nine rebounds to lead Lakers in scoring, while Anthony Davis added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Patrick Beverly contributed 15 points, five assists, and five rebounds. Russel Westbrook scored off the bench with 12 points and seven assists as the visiting Los Angeles Lakers failed to propel over their NBA huge rival Boston Celtics.

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets also dated a rivalry against the New York Knicks, without Durant and Simmons, Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 32 points and nine assists in a 122-115 victory over the New York Knicks at Barclay Center. Nic Claxton contributed a double-double output of 13 points and 12 rebounds. For the Knicks, Julius Randle registered double-doubles with 19 points and 10 rebounds, Jalen Brunson led the Knicks in scoring with 26 points to go along with four assists. RJ Barret contributed 24 points.

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