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First, Merry Christmas!
What could be better as a Christmas (or Hanukkah) gift than Celtics vs. Lakers? To add to all the drama, the Celtics will be going for their 20th consecutive victory as they chase history. They need 15 more wins in a row to break the Lakers all-time NBA record of 33 consecutive victories in the 1971-72 season.
There’s so much riding on this game, and the Celtics are playing at an unbelievably high level, but they’re not going to finish 80-2. They have to lose at some point. A loss against the Lakers in Los Angeles would be excusable.
Despite the fact that the Celtics are up against a lot going in, I think they’ll grab this win to improve to an NBA record 28-2 and build up to a 20-game winning streak. I don’t see a scenario with the Celtics letting the Lakers end their long winning streak.
Final Prediction: Celtics 110, Lakers 105