The Lakers continued to slide.
Los Angeles’ 120-107 loss to Boston marked its fifth consecutive loss, which makes climbing into playoff contention even more unlikely.
Although LeBron James is having his playing time monitored, he recorded 30 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 28 minutes.
Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball are reportedly out for the season, so the outlook moving forward doesn’t look promising for the Lakers.
Kyrie Irving totaled 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists on 12-of-18 shooting in the contest. He led the Celtics to their third straight win.
Los Angeles is 30-36 and sits seven games back from the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. It will face the Bulls on Tuesday.
Studs of the Night
John Collins scored 33 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in Atlanta’s 114-112 loss to Brooklyn.
De’Aaron Fox poured in 30 points and dished out eight assists as the Kings took down the Knicks 102-94.
Karl-Anthony Towns had a monster night, racking up 40 points and 16 rebounds in the Timberwolves’ 135-130 win over the Wizards in overtime.
Duds of the Night
Jayson Tatum scored six points on 2-of-7 shooting in Boston’s win.
Marvin Williams tallied five points on 2-of-9 shooting in the Hornets’ 131-114 loss to the Bucks.
Kyrie Irving left Alex Caruso in the dust with this behind-the-back move into a reverse layup.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 10, 2019
Karl-Anthony Towns rose over Jeff Green and brought him to the ground with an emphatic slam.
— NBA (@NBA) March 10, 2019
Pacers (42-24) at 76ers (41-25) 3:30 p.m. ET — Despite losing star guard Victor Oladipo to a season-ending leg injury, Indiana has remained competitive in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers are just one game ahead of Philadelphia in the playoff race. The 76ers are looking to bounce back from two consecutive losses.