The Boston Celtics fell to the Clippers Wednesday night, 114-111. Los Angeles was without their two best players, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The loss puts them at a record of 13-13 which is the exact same record they had through 26 games last year.
The Celtics turned the ball over 22 times and squandered a few opportunities late that could’ve changed the outcome of the game.
Brandon Boston Jr. was a thorn in the Celtics side all night. He scored 27 points in 25 minutes off the bench for the Clippers. They had a total of six players score in double figures and they knocked down 44 percent of their threes as a team.
The Celtics defense has slipped a little bit during this five-game road trip but their offense had a slight improvement compared to their 117-102 loss to the Lakers in their previous affair.
The C’s were led by Jayson Tatum’s 29 point double-double and had four other players score in double figures. Although the Celtics fell short, this is the kind of contribution they need from top to bottom in order to compete with most teams in this league.
Fans are hopeful that when Jaylen Brown comes back from his lingering hamstring injury, he will be at 100 percent again and will provide a much-needed spark to this offense.
The Celtics have one more game before heading back home and the scorching hot Phoenix Suns. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and the Celtics will need a big team performance in order to secure the win and end the road trip on a high note.
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