Women who quit smoking ‘cut risk’

first_img Share HealthLifestyle Women who quit smoking ‘cut risk’ by: – October 29, 2012 17 Views   no discussions Women who give up smoking by the age of 30 will almost completely avoid the risks of dying early from tobacco-related diseases, according to a study of more than a million women in the UK.The results, published in the Lancet, showed lifelong smokers died a decade earlier than those who never started.But those who stopped by 30 lost, on average, a month of life and if they stopped by 40 they died a year younger.Health experts said this was not a licence for the young to smoke.The study followed the first generation of women to start smoking during the 1950s and 60s. As women started smoking on a large scale much later than men, the impact of a lifetime of cigarettes has only just been analysed for women.“What we’ve shown is that if women smoke like men, they die like men,” said lead researcher Prof Sir Richard Peto, from Oxford University.He told the BBC: “More than half of women who smoke and keep on smoking will get killed by tobacco.“Stopping works, amazingly well actually. Smoking kills, stopping works and the earlier you stop the better.”Dr Peter Mackereth: “It’s important to get the message to young people not to start smoking in the first places” Professor Peto added the crucial risk factor was “time” spent smoking, rather than amount.“If you smoke 10 cigarettes a day for 40 years it’s a lot more dangerous than smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 20 years,” he said.“Even if you smoke a few cigarettes a day then you’re twice as likely to die at middle age.” He added it was hard to measure the risk of “social smoking” a few times a week.Early death The records from 1.2 million women showed that even those who smoked fewer than 10 cigarettes a day were more likely to die sooner. Sir Richard said that it was exactly the same picture as for men.The British Lung Foundation said the prospects for long-term health were much better if people stopped smoking before they were 30, but cautioned that this was not a licence to smoke “as much as you want in your 20s”.Its chief executive, Dr Penny Woods, said: “Stopping smoking can also be difficult to do – an estimated 70% of current smokers say they want to quit, so you shouldn’t start and just assume you’ll be able to quit smoking whenever you want to.“The best thing for your health is to avoid smoking at all.”Prof Robert West, from the health behaviour research unit at University College London, said it was important to remember that smoking had more effects on the body than leading to an early death, such as ageing the skin.“Around your mid-20s your lung function peaks and then declines. For most people that’s fine – by the time you’re into your 60s and 70s it’s still good enough. But if you’ve smoked, and then stopped there is irreversible damage, which combined with age-related decline can significantly affect their quality of life.“Obviously there is an issue around smoking if they want to get pregnant because it affects fertility and then there are the dangers of smoking during and after pregnancy.”The chartered health psychologist, Dr Lisa McNally, who specialises in NHS stop smoking services, also emphasised other factors.Speaking to BBC News, she said: “There’s the danger isn’t there that people could almost take permission to continue to smoke to 30 or even to 40, but actually in my experience younger women quit smoking for other reasons other than life expectancy. “They’re more concerned about the cosmetic effects.”The Department of Health has announced that more than 268,000 people registered to take part in its “Stoptober” campaign – the UK’s first ever mass event to stop smoking.Health minister Anna Soubry said the £5.7m campaign had “exceeded expectations”, adding that smokers were “five times more likely to give up for good after 28 days”.BBC News Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Lady Wildcats Victorious Against Lady Pacers On Senior Night

first_imgThe Lady Wildcats rallied around their senior captains and brought an offensive attack unrivaled so far this year resulting in 34 shots with 21 on goal. Jordan Nichols, Hannah Surber and Grace Noble had goals on the night but the shots on goal came from: Abby Lucas (3), Adrienne Bundy (1), Ashley Mauntel (1), Jamie Stortz (1), Jessica Parker (1), Lauren Kelley (2) and Sara Weaver (1), Shelby Pearson (6).Shelby Pearson picked up one save in the first half and Madisyn Kerr picked up another save in the second half.JV players earned some varsity time and quality minutes were turned in by Lindsey Day, Grayce Knapp, Kaylin Knapp, Regan Noble, Regan Barker and Halee Barker.The senior night festivities didn’t end when the game was over. The Lady Wildcats enjoyed food and fun celebrating what an incredible journey the younger players have had being led by their senior captains.A huge thanks to Erika Gibson, Gina Barker and Tonia Edwards for organizing and giving these two incredible young women a night a night they will never forget.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.last_img read more

Man City planning captaincy offer for De Bruyne

first_imgManchester City management have plans to offer Kevin de Bruyne the club captaincy. He did, though, say he might stay at City if the ban stood for just one season. Now, HLN have published an article today clarifying that De Bruyne’s comments ‘was not a threat’, and that City ‘are not worried’. read also:Man City star leaks information on Messi quitting Barcelona They add City see De Bruyne as their captain for the ‘next five years’. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… That’s according to HLN, which interviewed De Bruyne over the weekend. De Bruyne’s comments about his City future during the interview caused plenty of interest as he said he might consider leaving if the club’s two-year UEFA ban is upheld.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Best Movie Robots Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Sunderland warn Saints off Poyet

first_img However, Press Association Sport understands the Wearside club will resist any attempt to lure the 46-year-old Uruguayan back to the south coast, where he enjoyed a successful spell with Brighton before an acrimonious departure and his subsequent move to Sunderland, whom he guided to Barclays Premier League safety. Poyet’s stock has risen markedly in recent months after he replaced Paolo Di Canio at the Stadium of Light with the club having collected just a single point from its first seven games prior to his arrival. Remarkably he took them to the Capital One Cup final, where they were eventually beaten by Manchester City after taking a shock lead. However, the Black Cats looked destined to return to the Football League when they found themselves seven points adrift at the foot of the table with just six games left to play, only to mount a remarkable fightback which saw them take seven points from trips to City, Chelsea and Manchester United on the way to a 14th-place finish. After the turmoil of the Di Canio era, Poyet’s approach has provided a breath of fresh air, although there remains an element of uncertainty over his future. There was disquiet in the boardroom over his assertion that the perennial fight for survival might suggest that there was something wrong within the club beyond the powers of successive managers, and as he celebrated what he referred to as “the greatest escape”, his future remained the main topic for debate. Speaking after a final day defeat by Swansea, Poyet said: “Now I will have a meeting with the chairman because it’s natural, natural because yes, I want to know where we are going, if it’s possible not to make the same mistakes that we have made in the last couple of years because I don’t want to go through another year like this one. “It’s natural, it’s natural. There are teams who start the season and the aim is to stay up, so 12th to 17th. Press Association Sunderland have issued a “hands-off” warning to Southampton as the Saints begin their search for a new manager. Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from the St Mary’s for Tottenham, which was confirmed on Tuesday evening, prompted a whirlwind of speculation over who is to succeed him, and Poyet’s name was among those in the mix. Murat Yakin and Ronald Koeman were being quoted as the bookmakers’ favourites, but Poyet’s odds were slashed overnight. “Are we that team? I don’t know. Or are we gong to go for the top 10 in a better way?” At the same time, Poyet, who expressed his admiration for the Saints last season, insisted he expected still to be in charge at the start of the new campaign, and he and director of football Lee Congerton are busily working on their transfer targets as they attempt to avoid the mistakes made 12 months ago. It is understood there is little appetite for change either within the hierarchy and that owner Ellis Short is prepared to fight to hang on to a head coach who is understandably hugely popular with the fans. Despite the speculation, it was business as usual for Poyet and Congerton on Wednesday as they completed their first summer signing by landing out-of-contract West Brom defender Billy Jones on a four-year-deal. Significantly, the 27-year-old, who will formally join the club on July 1, is British and has top-flight experience in this country, combined attributes none of last summer’s 14 signings could boast. last_img read more

Nadal Undecided about Playing at US Open 2020

first_imgOrdinarily Rafael Nadal would likely be closing in on a 13th Roland Garros title this week. Instead, he is home in Mallorca trying to make sense of a world that feels anything but normal.Tennis is on hold until at least the start of August because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and while there have been positive noises about the prospects of the US Open taking place, followed by the French Open, Nadal served a dose of reality.Speaking via Zoom to tennis media yesterday, the day after is 34th birthday, Nadal was asked his thoughts of playing at the US Open, of which he is reigning champion. Rafael Nadal “If you asked me today if I want to travel today to New York to play a tennis tournament, I will say: no, I will not,” the world No 2 told reporters. “In a couple of months, I don’t know. Hopefully yes.“We need to wait probably until we have more information about how the virus evolves, how the situation’s going to be. New York has been one of the places that has been hit most strongly by the virus.”When tennis returns, it will most likely be without fans.“I hate the idea, honestly. But if that’s the only way, why not? That’s my position. I don’t understand tennis without the energy of the crowd, without the passion a full stadium brings.”While still in the grip of a pandemic, the US is also experiencing outrage and protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody.“I am of course worried to see all these disasters happening on the streets,” Nadal said. “Violence and pandemics like this today create a difficult climate, a difficult atmosphere for the world. It’s important to stay calm, to respect everyone, to live together in peace.”While Nadal is missing his Roland Garros stomping ground, he says there are more important things.“I miss playing the tournaments that I like. At the same time I’m not thinking about that. First we must recover normal life, recover the freedom in terms of be able to enjoy our personal lives, then try to organise our professional lives.”Nadal thinks tennis faces a tough challenge to restart, especially with some regions seeing rising Covid-19 death rates.“We can’t come back until the situation is completely safe and players from every single part (of the world) can travel to the tournaments under safe circumstances to compete,” he said.“From my point of view if we would have a vaccine by December I would say that it wouldn’t make any sense to go back to play tennis now, I don’t think its worth it to take the risks.“But if they say we will won’t have it until two years, then we need to find ways to go back to some kind of normality because the world and sport can’t stop for so long.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wisconsin welcomes Prevost’s return to rink

first_imgCarolyne Prevost has only played in 19 of UW’s 26 games – due to a knee injury – but still boasts 39 points on 17 goals 22 assists, which is good for fourth most on the team.[/media-credit]After suffering a mid-season injury, senior forward and assistant captain Carolyne Prevost returned to the ice and is already making significant contributions to the Wisconsin women’s hockey team.Prevost tallied seven points in a two game series against the North Dakota Sioux Jan. 13-14. It was just her second series back after missing several games due to a knee injury. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association named Prevost offensive player of the week on Wednesday for her impressive four goals and three assists against the Sioux.In game one of the series, she posted one goal and three assists to help the Badgers beat UND in a decisive 8-2 victory. While game two was less successful for UW, tying the Sioux 4-4, Prevost put away three of the team’s goals, her second hat trick of the season.“You don’t know how kids will be after going though an extended time off and fighting an injury, but [Prevost] worked hard through rehab and getting herself in good condition,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “When you come back and have success, that helps with the confidence right away, so it was good to see her play the way she has the last four games, and it certainly helps us win.”While the team tied and lost in their series at Minnesota in early January, it was a successful first weekend back for Prevost. She assisted on two goals and scored one of her own in the first game.However, the success Prevost is bringing to the ice is nothing new for the Badgers. Throughout the season, Prevost has been consistently creating opportunities and scoring goals, making her a major contributor to Wisconsin’s impressive accomplishments this season.She currently ranks fourth on the team in points at 36, with 17 goals and 19 assists.“I think her consistency in each game has been her biggest asset this past year,” Johnson said. “From the first games to where we are right now, she has played each game the same way; she has played hard, … and the confidence she has built along with the scoring is a pretty good combination.”Along with consistency, Prevost’s speed, allowing her to quickly get up the ice, has been a major asset to her teammates. The Badgers have found great success with Prevost in their first line alongside junior forward Brianna Decker and senior forward Brooke Ammerman. Together, the trio has combined for 62 of the team’s 117 goals this season.“Our chemistry has been great, we’re having fun and were staying positive, and I think that has carried though to success on the ice,” Prevost said.With the early success Prevost had to start off the season, including three goals and two assists back in October against the Sioux, her knee injury came at the most inopportune time. Prevost missed the last five games of 2011, including the series against Minnesota State and Bemidji State in December.While the senior saw her injury as a setback in her final year as a Badger, she took advantage of her time off the ice to see the bigger picture and make a successful recovery, which has only motivated her further.“It was a setback having an injury, especially senior year when you are trying to take everything in and you have to miss a few games,” Prevost said. “But I had time to step back and look at the big picture and appreciate a lot of the things that I don’t when I was just going to the rink everyday.”Prevost has been in a world of hockey ever since she was young. The native of Ontario, Canada, followed in her father’s footsteps as a hockey player since starting to play at age 6, and she hasn’t looked back since.As she looks forward with her career at Wisconsin winding down, Prevost can’t see her time on the ice ending soon.“I still want to be playing hockey. I’m not sure where I will be next year, hopefully somewhere in Ontario or Canada,” she said. “Hopefully, I will keep going with the [Canadian] national team program and see where that all takes me.”last_img read more

Newcomers have created a formidable line for Syracuse

first_img Published on December 5, 2018 at 12:03 am Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img In the third period against Princeton on Nov. 10, Abby Moloughney jumped on the ice to replace Emma Polaski, whose penalty had just ended. The puck slipped out of the Syracuse zone, and the freshman picked it up, turning up ice. She outskated the Princeton defenders and only had the goalie to beat to give Syracuse the lead with under four minutes to play.Moloughney shot the puck low, but was denied, and the game went on to end at 1-1 after a scoreless overtime frame.Her line with Anonda Hoppner and Lauren Bellefontaine was one of the bright spots for the Syracuse offense early in the season, combining for nine goals and 23 points through the Orange’s opening 13 games. But after a pair of disappointing Thanksgiving weekend results in which Syracuse failed to score, SU head coach Paul Flanagan was forced to shake up his lines and has been experimenting with different combinations since.Moloughney, Bellefontaine and Hoppner are all newcomers to Syracuse (4-12-1, 4-3 College Hockey America), the former two being freshmen, and Hoppner in her first year with the Orange after transferring from Colgate. All three skaters utilize speed, which helped them mesh in the first two months of Syracuse’s season. Their fast-paced shifts were punctuated with an aggressive forecheck and an ability to get to puck first, something Moloughney said helped them set up plays and move the puck in the offensive zone.“What makes us successful in the game is when we’re moving our feet, on the forecheck especially,” Hoppner said. “We’re able to pin any team in, the three of us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile its newcomers are generating chances close to the net, the finishing has lacked while at even strength, Hoppner said. In the Orange’s 1-1 tie with Princeton on Nov. 10, the three combined for 11 shots, Moloughney claiming seven of them, yet only scored one goal.For the season, both Moloughney and Hoppner have converted under 10 percent of their shots, and Bellefontaine is at 16 percent, albeit on fewer chances.“We get so many shots on net, that we just have to be finishing,” Hoppner said. “We work on that a lot in practice – putting the puck in the net and finishing rebounds.”Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorHoppner, a junior, has a background playing for various programs including two years at Colgate, making her more “worldly” when it comes to hockey, Flanagan said. That experience has given her lessons to pass on to Bellefontaine and Moloughney, which the pair have utilized. It’s mostly little things, Hoppner explained, but they go a long way in transitioning from junior hockey to the college level.The biggest difference between the two is board play. When Hoppner’s younger linemates fail to clear the puck off the walls or don’t check hard enough, she lets them know.Another change is the added effort players have to crash the net with to look for scoring opportunities. It’s much harder to score “pretty goals” in college, Hoppner said.“(Hoppner) understands that it’s new to us,” Moloughney said. “But she’s definitely helped us a lot with, ‘Try this, try that.’”Flanagan said it was what they did with the puck more than the pressure they applied without it that separated them. He pointed out how some other lines will get the puck and “throw it away or bat the thing around” instead of stringing together passes and extending time in the offensive zone.After a four-game stretch where the Orange scored two goals, a new line combination will have to replicate Moloughney, Bellefontaine and Hoppner’s level of play to get the Orange back in the win column for the first time since Nov. 4.“That line does a real good job of puck possession, and they make things happen,” Flanagan said. “They get chances, and I think all of our lines are pretty good at forechecking and working hard, but now it’s about what you do when you have it.”last_img read more

Venezuela rejects UN’s solution to border controversy

first_imgThe Government of Venezuela has rejected the decision made by the United Nations (UN), to refer the border controversy with Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Venezuela being faithful to historical tradition“The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, faithful to its historical tradition and in accordance with the. Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, reiterates its firm disposition to defend the territorial integrity of our Homeland and maintain political negotiation based on the 1966 Geneva Accord, as the only way to reach a peaceful solution, practical and satisfactory for both parties and in favor of our Peoples,” the Venezuelan government said in a statement on Wednesday.Prefers Good Officer’s ProcessThe administration of President Nicolas Maduro says it prefers another shot at the Good Officers’ Process. “It’s worth asking the reasons that the International Court of Justice is recommended to two States that do not recognize their jurisdiction, since the Geneva Agreement itself provides for the political means for the settlement of the territorial dispute. In this sense, Venezuela ratifies in a decisive and unequivocal manner the negotiation process under these means” the Venezuelan Government said.uyana has always been pushing for the matter to be referred to the International Court and has welcomed the decision.President David Granger told reporters on Wednesday that Venezuela should also show maturity and accept the decision, pointing out that both sides had agreed to the terms of the talks at the UN Secretary level and allowing him to decide on the way forward.last_img read more

Chelsea’s Willian becomes first ever Premier League player to score in every calendar month

first_imgChelsea winger, Willian became the first player to score a Premier League goal in every calendar month on Wednesday.The Brazilian found the net twice in the Blues’ 3-2 loss at London rivals West Ham.Willian found the net before the half-time break, converting from the spot after Christian Pulisic was brought down in the box.That goal meant that he has now found the net for the Blues in every month on the calendar.This record was made possible due to the extension of the current campaign beyond the usual completion month of May following the coronavirus pandemic.His first goal for Chelsea in the Premier League came in October 2013 in a 3-1 win at Norwich City.He then scored against Southampton in January 2014 before scoring again that year in April against Stoke City.The following season, Willian scored in September in a 3-0 win against Aston Villa before finding the winner against Everton in February 2015.The next time Willian found the net in a new month was in August 2016, against Burnley, prior to scoring in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Man City that December.He scored Chelsea’s opener in a 2-0 win over Stoke City in March 2017 and another against Sunderland on May 21, 2017.Willian’s equaliser for Chelsea in the1-1 draw at Liverpool in 2017 was the first time he had scored in November.His first Premier League goal in June came last month, his winning penalty against Manchester City. His penalty against West Ham completed his record with a July goal.He scored another freekick on Wednesday night but Chelsea eventually succumbed to a very shocking defeat. With his two strikes, Willian also became the first player to score a direct free-kick and a penalty in the same Premier League game since Cesc Fabregas did so for Chelsea against West Ham in March 2016.More from Citi Sportslast_img read more

Celtics hand sloppy Lakers their worst loss of season

first_imgThe Celtics had 24 second-chance points, and 28 points off of the Lakers’ 15 turnovers. Coach Frank Vogel summed up the effort on the glass with the word “poor.” As much as size has been a strength for the Lakers, it didn’t count for much on Monday“That’s one of the most disappointing things for me, because I feel like that’s a controllable thing, boxing out and hitting people,” Vogel said. “We didn’t really do it at all in the first half, so very disappointed in that, and really from the total performance.”Davis, back following a five-game absence because of a bruised backside, was rusty, shooting just 3 for 7 and getting tagged with early foul trouble as he struggled to move with the same fluidity that he had prior to his hard fall two weeks before. Vogel said he wished he had left Davis in the game when he picked up his second foul, which might have allowed him to catch a rhythm. Davis was critical of himself, calling it “unacceptable” that he took so few shots in his 22-and-a-half minutes.With Davis lacking as a credible offensive threat, the Celtics turned up the pressure on James, who dished out 13 assists but whose own shot was relatively off-target (5 for 12, 15 points).The Lakers trailed by 31 points with about nine minutes left as both teams subbed out starters. After snipping at each other over miscommunications and miscues on both ends, the Lakers’ starters seemed happy enough to sit for the closing minutes of the blowout, which did not get any cosmetic improvements.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Players later lamented a lack of communication on defense, with rotations dragging and allowing the Celtics to shoot 47 percent from 3-point range.“Obviously I felt like we had a lot of tension,” said Kyle Kuzma, “but you’re getting your face drugged in by 30, it’s going to be frustrating out there.”With the win, Kemba Walker finally caught a white whale he’d been chasing for his entire pro career: He beat James. Before joining the Celtics this summer, Walker had gone 0 for 28 against James head-to-head (as well as a loss to James’ team in the 2019 All-Star Game). He finished with 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting, flashing particularly lethal scoring during a 35-25 Celtics run in the third quarter that sealed the game’s result.The fact that it was an outlier offered a sort of comfort for the Lakers, but also seemed disorienting. Some players seemed distant in the postgame locker room. Some seemed more openly frustrated. Getting whooped with a full roster is a feeling the Lakers haven’t dealt with in a long time.“We haven’t moved on yet,” James said. “Tomorrow, we will. Still simmering right now, which it should.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe 139-107 drubbing that followed was the worst loss of the season for a Lakers team (34-9) that hasn’t lost all that much to this point. LeBron James called it “a good ole fashioned butt-whooping,” plain and simple – a striking contrast to the way the team has approached nearly every game this season.There was no comeback, no second effort, no rally to be found. They were bullied by their rival all over the court.“We brought it to start the game: We was up 8-0,” James said. “We didn’t bring it after that.”It was lost in the margins where hustle counts the most: on the glass, on sloppy passes, on ill-conceived shots. The Celtics, who had lost three in a row, were relentless, pounding the glass for 14 offensive rebounds (13 in the first half), and then pouring it on in the second half, finishing with 16 3-point baskets.Muscling in the paint, Enes Kanter had all 18 of his points in the first half. Jayson Tatum finished things off in the second with a game-best 27 points, one of three Celtics to score at least 20.center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs PreviousBOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis #3 look on during the singing of the national anthem before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics dunks over LeBron James #23 and Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James takes a shot against the Celtics during the first half of Monday’s game in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, center, has his shot blocked by the Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, as the Lakers’ Danny Green helps defend during the first half of Monday’s game in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) and forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) tosses up a reverse layup as he passes Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot over Daniel Theis #27 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James applauds his teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, right, drives past Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers directs his team during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Celtics guard Jaylen Brown into Lakers forward Anthony Davis on his way to the basket during the first half of Monday’s game in Boston. The Celtics outhustled the Lakers in Davis’ return from injury and handed them their worst loss of the season, 139-107. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) and guard Danny Green (14) battle Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens calls to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket past Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) leaps for a pass as he is covered by Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley (11) and forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter (11) is surrounded by Los Angeles Lakers as he tries to follow his rebound with a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James puts on a warm-up shirt as he goes to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers fouls Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics dunks over LeBron James #23 and Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends Javonte Green #43 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers disputes a foul called against his team during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with Rajon Rondo #9 and Avery Bradley #11 during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) passes the ball as he is pressured by Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter (11) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James threads through the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The Celtics defeated the Lakers 139-107. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics defends LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) tries to block out Boston Celtics center Vincent Poirier (77) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a foul called against him during the second half of the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter, right, fouls Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) passes the ball as he is pressured by Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, top, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on from the bench during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James talks with head coach Frank Vogel during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The Celtics defeated the Lakers 139-107. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Lakers forward LeBron James calls to his teammates during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The Celtics defeated the Lakers 139-107. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Grant Williams #12 of the Boston Celtics reacts after a technical foul was called against him in the fourth quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on from the bench during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Rapper Snoop Dogg gestures to fans prior to the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers prepares for the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis #3 look on during the singing of the national anthem before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics dunks over LeBron James #23 and Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 43BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 20: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics dunks over LeBron James #23 and Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden on January 20, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Lakers 139-107. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)ExpandBOSTON — It felt like something special was about to happen.Monday had slowly built to a crescendo for a megawatt game: Historic rivals, Lakers vs. Celtics on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the morning, Anthony Davis was cleared. In the evening, Rajon Rondo was deemed ready to play, too.For 55 seconds, the Lakers delivered, dashing off to an 8-0 start that was capped by Davis, for the first time after a five-game absence, slamming down a lob dunk. It seemed like the Western Conference’s best team was primed for another thrilling night.Then it fell apart in a heap, in a way the Lakers haven’t collapsed all season. 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