Before Wednesday night, Lonzo Ball had only heard about the Lakers’ rivalry with the Boston Celtics. His father used to show him old footage of games between the teams.
On Wednesday night, Ball got a small taste of it himself.
The green-clad fans at the TD Garden booed him heartily early in the game.
“It’s their home,” Ball said. “I’d boo too if I was a fan.”
Al Horford was out with a concussion and rookie forward Jayson Tatum missed most of the game after suffering a right ankle injury in the second quarter. Still, Celtics center Aron Baynes led all scorers with 21 points while point guard Kyrie Irving had 19.
Brandon Ingram and Jordan Clarkson each led the Lakers with 18 points, while Julius Randle, who did not play until the second quarter, scored 16 with 12 rebounds. Ball scored nine points, making only four of 15 shots, with five rebounds, six assists and a game-high four blocked shots.
Luke Walton opted to bring in reserve center Andrew Bogut into the game early instead.
“We needed some toughness out there,” Walton said. “Bogut’s a big, tough man. To me offensively we were playing a
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