LeBron James scored 15 points (5/12 FG, 0/2 3PT, 5/5 FT), grabbed seven boards and handed out 13 assists in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 107-139 loss over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Monday night. JaVale McGee added 18 points, and Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo each had 13. The Lakers have lost two of their last three games but still sit atop the Western Coference with a 34-9 record, whereas the Celtics improved to 28-14. After the game, James talked on LAL’s performance:
“I mean, listen, it was just a good, old-fashioned butt whooping. That’s all. They beat us in all facets of the game: outside, interior, points off turnovers, offensive rebounds. So it’s the main ingredients in the L. … We haven’t moved on yet. Tomorrow, we will. Still simmering right now, which it should. But it’s a long NBA season. You don’t want to have games like this, but if you do, you try to learn from the mistakes. Or you do learn from the mistakes, and you move on,” James said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.