Jayson Tatum leads Celtics over Lakers in overtime thriller

Three thoughts on the overtime thriller between the Lakers and Celtics, which saw Boston give up a massive lead only to make an improbable comeback of their own for a 122​​–118 win …

1. The Celtics Still Have Another Level to Get To

It could be tempting to look at the totality of Boston’s West Coast road trip and say the Celts have come back down to earth after seemingly running away from the rest of the league. Boston lost two games—to the Clippers and Warriors—and came very close to losing a third to an offensively challenged Lakers team after going into a massive offensive slump in the second half. But there’s important context to Boston’s last five games: The absence of Al Horford.

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