The NBA gives us this Friday night the most classic duel in basketball, Lakers against Lakers, the two great rivals face each other at the TD Garden in Boston and there are a lot of stories and data that are lived around this great rivalry, so we leave you with some of them.
The number of times the Lakers and Celtics have met in the NBA’s 75 years.
The Celtics set the standard in the total duels between the two teams with 162 victories over 132 for the Lakers.
Playing in Boston, either in the old Boston Garden or now in the TD Garden, the Celtics have a wide advantage over the Lakers, having won 82 games with 57 losses.
They have met 12 times in the NBA Finals, Boston’s have won 9 times, while the Lakers have only been able to beat the Celtics three times, 85, 87 and 2010.
For Boston, the top scorer in a game against the Lakers has been Ed Macauley with 46 points in a game played in 1953. For the Lakers, Elgin Baylor is the player who has scored the most points for the Celtics, getting 64 points in 1959.
Also read: Why do they hate LeBron James?
Nothing like passing over the hated rival, Boston’s maximum beating to the Lakers was when they beat them by 44 points, 119-75 in 1955, the Lakers for their part, beat Boston 141-104 in 1968 with 37 points of difference .
They are great rivals, but the two teams this season have a lot of connections. Starting with the most significant, Rajon Rondo, who played for Boston from 2006 to 2015, won a title and then fell to the Lakers where he won another championship. Lakers coach Frank Vogel was an assistant with the Celtics from 2001 to 2004. Boston coach Ime Udoka played one season with the Lakers. Dennis Schroder was a Lakers player last year. Another former Celtic is Los Angeles is Avery Bradley
Celtics and Lakers are pure history and several of their players have left an indelible mark in their passage through the courts and therefore 38 players who make up the NBA’s 75th anniversary team have played in these great teams. 20 are from the Celtics and 18 have played for the Lakers. Names such as Bill Russell, George Mikan, Bob Cousy, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kevin McHale, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant are some of the characters that have given this sparkle. rivalry.