Celtics Handle Clippers Without Kawhi, Move to 22-6
The Boston Celtics defeated the LA Clippers 145-108 Saturday afternoon at Crypto.com Arena. Boston put on an offensive clinic against the Clips, posting 140-plus points in consecutive games for the first time since 1966.
This was a dominant win against a good team in Boston's final tune-up before Christmas Day.
The Celtics made a total of 47 3-pointers in their last two games (22 vs. SAC, 25 vs. LAC).
That's the most they've made in franchise history over a two-game stretch.
Boston got outstanding contributions from a bunch of guys, with 6 players scoring in double-figures.
Jayson Tatum led the way in his first game back from a turned left ankle with 30 points and 5 rebounds on 9/16 shooting. Jaylen Brown continued his strong run of play with 24 points and 6 rebounds on 9/17 from the field.
Neemias Queta has been a huge bright spot on this West Coast trip, recording 2 double-doubles in the last 3 games. With how he's been playing, he has to get the 3rd big man minutes for now.
The Celtics made 47 threes in their last 2 games, setting a new franchise record for the most threes made in a 2-game stretch, as they knocked down 25/53 today.
Two straight wins by over 25 against a couple of great Western Conference teams has to have Celtics fans feeling pretty good. Boston has won 2 straight and 10 of their last 12 to sit atop the East.
The Celtics next game will be Monday against the LA Lakers. Go Celtics!