They have a record of 43-12, they appear to be running away in the race for the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and they have what many consider the best 1-2 punch in the National Basketball Association with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. After the game, LeBron James complimented Jayson Tatum, saying that he is "something special'".
Last season's Eastern finalists are also on pace to win 70 games - a feat accomplished only by the 1995-96 Bulls (72 wins) and the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors (73 wins).
Jayson Tatum scored career-high-tying 41-points for Boston, who have survived all season on their superior offensive balance.
For the majority of 2019-20 season, it's been smooth sailing for the Los Angeles Lakers.
"He got to his money shot, the shot he always makes, a shot he always takes in practice and in games", Davis said.
And while the Lakers' win ended their regular-season series with Boston in a 1-1 tie, James allowed for the possibility of there being a postseason series awaiting the two foes.
One of the keys to the Lakers pulling out the win was how well they adjusted to Tatum in the fourth quarter, limiting him to just four points on 1-for-3 shooting from the field.
Added Brown: "They better double-team him, I'll tell you that".
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Arsenal's win yesterday comes exactly a week after they put four second-half goals past Newcastle with no reply at The Emirates. This season has been a roller-coaster ride for the men in red as they have been highly inconsistent.
But if there has been one area of weakness for a team that is on pace to win 64 games, it has been on the defensive side of the ball - specifically with the league's elite wing scorers.
It seems unlikely Allen will get the same nod by the Celtics, at least without this wound healing first. "We all have to continue to improve and go with him". "I definitely looked up to those guys and know how great they are individually, so just trying to earn the respect of the guys I look up to".
"I just wish we would have won", he said when a reporter noted he might have opened some eyes.
Back in March of 2018, Simmons got the "Young King" tag. If he gets it smoking like he did tonight, they better double-team him because one man can't guard him.
"He was in the All-Star Game for a reason", Vogel said.
"If you know anything about me", James said, "I'm all about the process". Williams met Hall of Famer Bill Russell on Sunday afternoon as the Lakers hosted the Celtics in a matinee special and he just chose to introduce himself to the former Celtics great. "We're going to have to be better playing off the double and learning how to attack that, especially when he's rolling". He then drilled a tough fadeaway over Brown to put his team in front, 111-110.