The Los Angeles Clippers look for their fourth straight win tonight, but will have to beat the Boston Celtics at TD Garden to do it. The Clippers won the opener to their five-game road trip on Monday night in Charlotte, 92-87, their sixth road win of the season. The Celtics are 27-5 at home this season.
The two teams met once this season, on February 26 at Staples Center, a 99-92 win for Boston. Blake Griffin had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers in defeat, while the Celtics got 62 points combined from Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett. That win, just 11 days ago, was the first of five straight victories for Boston.
Griffin is closing in on a franchise double-double record. He currently has 54 games of 10 or more points and rebounds, second in the NBA to Kevin Love of Minnesota, and is one shy of the Clippers' record (from 1986-2011, per the team game notes) of 55 double-doubles in a season, set by Elton Brand in the 2001-2002 season.
In four games since joining the Clippers' starting lineup, Mo Williams has averaged 16.8 points and 7.0 assists per game, and the team is 3-1. The Clippers are 12-44 all-time in Boston. Tonight's 4:30 p.m. PST game is broadcast on Prime Ticket.
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