*On Thursday, February 10th, 2011, Ray Allen set the 3-point record against the Lakers at TD Garden.
–The Lakers won that game, 92-86.
–On Thursday, February 7th, 2013, Kevin Garnett hopes to become the NBA’s 16th player all-time with 25,000 points.
*Neither the Celtics (0-3) nor the Lakers (0-2) have won a Thursday TNT game this season.
*The Lakers have had fewer steals than their opponent in their last 11 games, the longest streak for any team since the Suns went 11 straight games in January/February 2011.
–Last time a team went for 12 consecutive games with fewer steals: February/March 2010.
*The Celtics’ 5-game winning streak is tied for the longest current one in the Eastern Conference (Pacers).
–The Lakers’ 3-game winning streak coming into Thursday is the 3rd-longest current one in the Western Conference.
*Leandro Barbosa has scored at least 12 points in 3 consecutive games.
–This is his longest streak of scoring double-digit points this season.
*Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 27 points on Wednesday.
–Garnett scored at least 27 points 4 times in the 2012 playoffs (all Celtics victories).
–The Celtics are now 10-2 in games in which he has scored at least 18 points.
*The Celtics are now 29-6 in regular season games since 2007-08 when Paul Pierce has had a double-double.
*Pierce has recorded at least 5 rebounds in 11 consecutive games, his longest such streak since November/December 2005 (16 straight games).
–The only Celtic with a longer streak this season of at least 5 rebounds: Jared Sullinger (13 games).
*The Celtics are 3-0 this season when using the starting lineup of Courtney Lee, Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett.
–They have used it their last three games.
*Recent Meetings: Celtics vs. Lakers
–The Lakers have won 4 straight and are 4-1 overall in regular season meetings at TD Garden against the Celtics since 2007-08.
–Their 80% regular season winning percentage at TD Garden is the best for any team against the Celtics in that span.
–The Lakers are 6-4 in regular season meetings against the Celtics since 2007-08.
–Their 60% regular season winning percentage is the best for any team against the Celtics in that span.
–Kevin Garnett is 6 points away from 25,000 for his career–
–Celtics History: All-Time Blocked Shots–
7. Reggie Lewis 417
T-8. Cedric Maxwell 378
T-8. Kevin Garnett 378 (Garnett needs 1 to move into sole possession of 8th place)
–All-Time NBA Regular Season Games Played–
11. Buck Williams 1,307
T-12. Elvin Hayes 1,303
T-12. Kevin Garnett 1,303 (Garnett needs 1 to move into sole possession of 12th place)
–All-Time NBA Steals–
16. Magic Johnson 1,724
T-17. Ron Harper 1,716
T-17. Kevin Garnett 1,716 (Garnett needs 1 to move into sole possession of 17th place)