The Boston Celtics lost their third straight on Wednesday night, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 91-82. Despite holding the Clippers to 91 points, a historically bad shooting night from 3-point range (4-of-42) for the Celtics cost them in the end.
Eric Bledsoe had a big fourth quarter for Los Angeles, scoring 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter. Marcus Morris, a former Celtics player, had an impressive performance, chipping in 23 points and 10 rebounds. Terance Mann and Luke Kennard each had 17 points.
For Boston, Jaylen Brown led the way with 30 points. Robert Williams had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Al Horford scored nine points with 10 rebounds.
Both teams were shorthanded. The Clippers were without Paul George again with a torn ligament in his right elbow. Boston was without Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart. Tatum continues to be on the COVID-19 health and safety protocols list and Smart was out with a hand injury.
The Clippers improved to 18-17 and will be at Toronto Friday night. The Celtics dropped to 16-19 and will host the Phoenix Suns on Friday afternoon.