Magic has a point… let’s countdown to the X-Mas day showdown…

SLAMOnline: “Those guys have got to come out and really prove something to themselves and show the league that they are really ready to challenge the Celtics. Right now, the Celtics believe that the Lakers can’t beat them. It’s all about the Lakers on Christmas Day.”

“The Celtics are playing better on both ends of the court,” said Johnson. “You can just tell that they really want to repeat. The Lakers have been struggling big time on the defensive end, so they’ve got a lot of work to do to come up to where the Celtics are.”