In the biggest game of the year so far, Gordon Hayward and the Boston Celtics showed up and showed about against the NBA’s best.

Gordon was one of five Celtics in double figures led by Jayson Tatum’s 27 points as the Celtics cruised past the Lakers 139-107 in one of their most complete performances of the season to date. No. 20 tallied 16 points on 6-of-12 from the field and added six rebounds and five assists. For G-Time it was his sixth game with at least 15 points, five rebounds and five assists this season and the Celtics are now 5-1 in those contests.

The Lakers got off to a strong start, scoring the first eight points of the night and it was Gordon that kept Boston in it, scoring the Celtics’ first six points, first knocking down a shot from well beyond the arc with the shot clock winding down.

Shortly thereafter, he completed an unconventional three-point-play with a drive to the basket for a bucket and a foul. That play brought Boston back within four, down 10-6.

It was a dime by G-Time that kicked off Boston’s real momentum swinger though, as he found Daniel Theis all alone down low for a layup, that the Celtics followed by forcing a turnover and getting another quick two just five seconds after Theis’ bucket.

Later in the quarter, Theis returned the favor, finding Gordon on a drive that No. 20 turned into a dunk to knot the score at 15-15. By the end of the frame it was Boston in front 33-30, led by G-Time’s eight points, two boards, two assists and a steal in the opening quarter.

When Gordon returned midway through the second quarter, Boston’s lead was just four, but the Cs pushed the pace to end the half. They ended the second on a 25-10 run to take a commanding 14-point lead at the break.

The Celtics prepared for Los Angeles to push back in the third quarter, but instead it was all Boston. Consecutive treys by Kemba Walker and Daniel Theis early in the frame had the lead near 20 and a few minutes later when G-Time found Jayson Tatum open on the outside, the third-year star buried a trey to make Boston’s lead 22 points, 88-66.

No. 20 played the entire third quarter and logged three assists, six points and a pair of rebounds. When he buried a look from deep with less than 90 seconds left in the quarter, the Boston lead ballooned to 28 points, 103-75.

But Gordon wasn’t done there.

Inserted one more time with just over seven minutes left in the game, No. 20 splashed his final bucket 30 seconds later, and then got recognition for a great hustle play that started a Boston fastbreak. His extra effort, despite the Celtics leading by nearly 30 points with less than five minutes left was the exact type of play that Gordon prides himself on.

The ensuing Celtics bucket made it a 30-point lead and they pushed it to 32 points before the final buzzer. For Boston it was a big win snapping a three-game skid.