Image courtesy of DraftKings
The Celtics and Lakers renew the NBA’s greatest rivalry today in Los Angeles. Boston won the first meeting between the teams at home 132-107 on January 20th.
The Celtics are expected to be without starting point guard Kemba Walker so more of the scoring load will fall on Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. It is why I am starting both of them. Tatum is averaging 28 points per game in his last five games. He is playing with a lot of confidence offensively.
Marcus Smart will pick up the slack at point guard with Walker out. The Lakers backcourt could struggle defending Smart, especially on the perimeter as a shooter.
For the Lakers, I am playing Lebron James because why wouldn’t I. He’s LeBron. I don’t think I need to explain it.
Kyle Kuzma has been inconsistent all season particularly on the offensive end but at $5,200, he is a quality DFS value in this match up.
Danny Green has struggled of late from behind the arc but I like the value and the play in this match up because with LeBron and Anthony Davis getting to basket against a suspect interior defense for the Celtics, it will create more spacing for the Lakers shooters.