The Los Angeles Lakers fell to their heaviest defeat of the NBA season as they were beaten 139-107 by the Boston Celtics at TD garden.
Jayson Tatum scored 27 points while Kemba Walker – returning from injury – added a further 20 for the Celtics.
The Celtics had lost six of their previous eight games.
“Listen, it was just a good, old-fashioned butt-whipping, that’s all,” said the Lakers’ LeBron James, who scored 15 points and made 18 assists.
The Lakers – the Western Conference leaders – have lost nine games this season and play the New York Knicks on Thursday.