L.A. Clippers vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The Rajon Rondo-less Boston Celtics won their fourth straight defeating the Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers 106-104.
Boston led by 19-points at the half and while Los Angeles was able to claw their way back in the final quarter, the Celtics held on.
The game as played at a blistering pace by both teams and it did get sloppy toward the end, but it was a a compelling finish.
One that saw the Celtics continue their stretch of dominance with Rondo.
And that about does it here for me.
Celtics took control of the game in the beginning and didn't let up until the end of the fourth. Clippers fought their way back, but it was too little, too late.
Final Score: Celtics 106, Clippers 104
And here's the Clippers':
Can't help but point out the obvious: This is why you don't fall behind by 19 points at the half.
Here's a look at the Celtics' final box score:
Very balanced offense attack for Boston.
Crawford hits a meaningless three at Celtics win their fourth straight.
Final Score: Celtics 106, Clippers 104
He drilled a fadeaway three with the shot-clock winding down. Does it get more clutch than him? I mean Matt Barnes couldn't have really defended that any better
Celtics 106, Clippers 101 with 2.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter
Just 2.6 secons between shot and game clock and Clippers elect not to foul. Let's see how this goes.
Crawford with an offensive foul that could cost Clippers the game. Used his elbows to create some space. That's a no-no.
Celtics 103, Clippers 101 with 26.6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter
Eric Bledsoe drilling a huge shot of his own, and the Clippers just won't go away. This is crazy.
Celtics 103, Clippers 101 with :30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter
Jason Terry with a huge fadeaway to make it a two-possessio. It wasn't pretty; Celtics once again dribbled the shot clock down, but he was able to create enough space to make it hit the bottom of the net.
Celtics 103, Clippers 98 with 1:09 remaining int he fourth quarter
Clippers now have 20 turnovers themselves. Game has gotten sloppy as the pace has quickened. Both teams struggling to get open looks and/or turning the ball over in transition.
Celtics 101, Clippers 98 with 1:25 remaining in the fourth quarter
Celtics' defense overly porous at this point. They're not rotating well and leaving the corners almost wide-open. Ball-protection an issue right now too. They have turned the ball over 12 times in the second-half. Clippers are more than within striking distance.
Celtics 101, Clippers 98 with 2:15 remaining in the fourth quarter
Pace in the fourth quarter is blistering by both teams. Celtics and Clippers running, forcing each other to defend the break.
Celtics 100, Clippers 96 with 4:08 remaining in fourth quarter
Garnett is back with the five fouls, Clippers still pushing the pace. Boston having trouble executing off high pick-and-rolls.
Celtics now playing the part of the clippers here. They're waiting too long for plays to develop. Ball-momvent is nonexistent and they're settling for jumpers instead of attacking the rim. Pierce needs to keep the ball moving. Can't hold it for as long as he has.
Celtics 100, Clippers 94 with 5:24 remaining in the fourth quarter
Celtics not getting back on defense as well here in the fourth. Clippers finally pushing the ball, forcing Boston to defend in transition, which the Celtics are not doing well.
Celtics 100, Clippers 94 with 5:35 remaining in the fourth quarter
Blake Griffin has showed some improvement in the post this season. Showing off his pretty moves here in the fourth. Boston's big lead has been cut to eight.
Garnett still on the bench with five fouls.
Celtics 98, Clippers 90 with 7:45 remaining in the fourth quarter
Here's Butler's dunk over Garnett from earlier:
One of the few highlights the Clippers have from this game.
Kevin Garnett just picked up what I consider an ill-advised technical. Your team's up 15(now 14) and now you have to sit with five fouls.
Celtics 98, Clippers 84 with 9:20 remaining in the fourth quarter
Every time it seems like Los Angeles is about to make a run, Boston comes up with a huge basket. Still up 13.
Celtics 94, Clippers 81 with 10:30 remaining in the fourth quarter
The clock reads 11:11 here in the fourth as the we await the referees to finish their conference. If you're the Clippers, you're going to want to make a wish. Or 50.
Celtics 92, Clippers 79 with 11:11 remaining in the fourth quarter
The Clippers' box score is not as pretty:
Los Angeles desperately needs someone not named Caron Butler, Blake Griffin or Eric Bledsoe to do something. Anything.
Here's a look at Boston's box score heading into the fourth:
Green and Barbosa have provided the impetus off the bench.
Leandro Barbosa just hit a sick buzzer beater to end the third. Hung in the air for what seemed like forever before burying it free-throw line extended.
Clippers have cut into the lead a bit, but Boston still in control.
Celtics 92, Clippers 77 at end of third quarter
I feel like I say this at least once a game, but Jeff Green is playing well. He's hit some pretty shots in the third quarter.
Celtics 87, Clippers 73 with :50 seconds remaining in the third quarter
Just can't get over how well the Celtics are running. Coming in, you were worried Clippers were going to wear them out. It's been the other way around.
Celtics 84, Clippers 68 with 1:35 remaining in the third quarter
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