Last night, the basketball gods blessed us with a game that will go down as an instant classic. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, two of the most historic and championship-decorated franchises in the NBA, hit the hardwood to add another chapter to their long iconic rivalry.

It was a game that had a little bit of everything. Superstars were making plays, tough buckets were being traded back and forth by both teams, and even overtime. The two teams were on fire down the stretch, but the Boston Celtics clutched up and came away with the W.

The ending to Celtics vs. Lakers was a MOVIE

— NBA (@NBA) December 14, 2022

After putting up 25 points on 10 for 21 shooting and snatching 15 boards, Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown spoke to the media following the OT thriller;

“You know, I think one of the greatest rivalries in sports is Celtics/Lakers. From the history of the game from the 80’s carrying on till now. So to be able to be live here in 2022 going into 2023, to be able to play to play against the Lakers in a competitive atmosphere, I’m sure from a spectators standpoint, it’s amazing, but to be on the court is even more amazing. Being able to compete and be a part of that, say, legacy, so it’s definitely an honor. I had a lot of fun tonight.”

“One of the greatest rivalries in sports is Celtics – Lakers… It’s definitely an honor, I had a lot of fun tonight”

Jaylen Brown on being able to participate in the Celtics – Lakers rivalry after tonight’s OT thriller.

— NBA (@NBA) December 14, 2022

Brown hit a clutch three that gave the Celtics a 122-114 lead with 53 seconds left to go in the overtime period, and what was eventually that bucket to seal the team’s victory 122-118. Boston improved to 22-7 on the season to remain in first place in the Eastern Conference, while Los Angeles remains in 12th in the West.


— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 14, 2022

Both teams will be interesting to pay attention to as the season approaches the trade deadline on February 9th. We’ll just have to wait and see if either team makes a move.

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