For tonight’s Lakers, Celtics preview, we decided to show some love to a few of our favorite blogs/sites. Here’s a nice round-up of game previews. Enjoy!

Forum Blue & Gold
The first two games of the Grammy road trip have been wins and the Lakers seem to be finding their stride a bit. Surely the team could be playing better but I think we’re all happy with the wins just the same. At least, I am. I think Kobe said it best in a sit down with Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski when he stated that patience is needed and that the regular season is a process where making progress towards the end goal is one of the major parts of any season… (More)

Silver Screen and Roll
Today our Los Angeles Lakers take on their arch-rivals, the Boston Celtics, for the second time in less than a fortnight. Since the first match-up, an embarrassing double-digit loss for the purple and gold, the Lakers have finally shown some grit, winning an overtime game against the Rockets with solid defense in the extra period, losing a heart-breaker to the league-leading San Antonio Spurs on a last-second tip-in after a nine-point fourth quarter near-comeback and getting a solid win against the playoff-caliber New Orleans Hornets and a good defensive-minded win over the Memphis Grizzlies… (More)

L.A. Times Lakers Blog
One loss to an elite opponent sparked Kobe Bryant to publicly criticize his team and vowed that he would hold his teammates accountable for any future lackluster performances. Another loss to an elite team spurred Bryant to react with a calm demeanor, acknowledging disappointment to the loss but believing it provided a lesson on what the Lakers need to sharpen… (More)

Land O’ Lakers Blog
Despite appearances to the contrary, the Lakers don’t simply exist to generate talk about Carmelo Anthony. Their central purpose is to play games, and tonight’s is a marquee match-up. It doesn’t get much bigger than Lakers-Celtics, and after the poor showing in January, the Lakers should be primed to ensure a regular season split… (More)

Pro Basketball Talk
The Lakers are the two-time NBA defending champions. They have the newest shiny rings and the banner has barely had time to gather dust. Every time they step on the court they are the team the opposition wants to measure itself against. Except Thursday night. Then the roles will be reversed… (More)