Celtics send Lakers to 6th straight loss, 115-95

Los Angeles Lakers guard David Nwaba, left, and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart reach for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 115-95. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and the Boston Celtics rode a 70-point first half to a 115-95 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

Jae Crowder scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half, when the Atlantic Division-leading Celtics shot 51 percent on the way to opening their road trip 2-0.

Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 20 points off the bench in the third quarter in their sixth straight loss. They haven’t won since before the All-Star break and have dropped four in a row at Staples Center.