The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Clippers Friday Night by a score of 119-115. This game was all Clippers in in the first half, but a huge 2nd half from Jayson Tatum helped solidify the Victory over the Clippers.

Celtics:

Boston was shorthanded tonight missing key players such as Jaylen brown and Marcus Smart. They were both inactive due to injury. As a result The Celtics needed a lift from their role players to make a big impact Tonight. For the Celtics there was six players in double figures tonight. Including Jayson Tatum with 34, Tristan Thompson with 11, Grant Williams with 11, Kemba Walker with 24, Rob Williams with 10, and Carsen Edwards with 16. The Celtics shot 47.8% from the field and 42% from the Arch. The Celtics went with a double bigs strategy, which did not work at all. They went down early, but were able to come back and stay in it the whole way, and edged out the Clippers for the victory.

Clippers:

Los Angeles Dominated most of the first half by creating great floor spacing and great ball movement. Although that would cool down in the 2nd half The big killer for the Clippers was they finished with 16 Turnovers. The biggest lead for the Clippers stretched all the way to 16, but the Celtics were able to pull out the win. The Clippers had six players in double figures. Including Kawhi Leonard lead the way with 28, followed by Nicolas Batum with 16, Luke Kennard also had 13. Followed by Marcus Morris with 13, and Ivica Zubac with 14, and Lou Williams  with 18. The Clippers shot 51% from the field and just 43% from the arch.

Takeaways:
  • Celtics did a great job of tightening things up on the defensive side of the ball
  • Triston Thompson Continues to be the guy we saw in Cleveland
  • Carsen Edwards finally showed celtics fans his true potential.
  • Kemba played absolutely amazing, which was a little unexpected
Closing Thoughts:

The Celtics pick up their 11th win of the year, and will take on the Suns tomorrow in Pheonix, in game 3 of the five game roadtrip.

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