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Thankfully, the Clippers return to the NBA portion of their schedule on Tuesday against the Warriors.
Chris Paul with back-to-back threes and Blake Griffin with a jumper and the Clippers take an 82-51 lead with 8:44 left in the 3rd quarter.
Halftime: Clippers 68, Celtics 47. JJ Redick leads all scorers with 19 pts on 8 for 11 shooting, including three three-pointers.
Halftime: Clippers 68, Celtics 47. Boston goes on a 4-0 run to close out the half so, well, yeah they got that going for them.
TD Garden crowd cheers Isaiah Thomas three-pointer that cuts Celtics' halftime deficit to 68-47, but as they might say here, it's OV-AH.
Clippers' next stop must be in Washington, because they're making everyone else look like the Generals.
What DeAndre Jordan is doing to Kelly Olynk is illegal in 49 states and three foreign provinces.
Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan connect on the lob to give the Clippers a 62-38 lead with 1:38 left in the 2nd quarter.
DeAndre Jordan has now wowed the crowd in each stop on this trip.
That's not the Evan Turner that Manute Bolch remembers.
J.J. Redick gets a technical for complaining that non-call after he was knocked down after a three-point attempt.
J.J. Redick missed, so OF COURSE he was fouled, Doc Rivers just told ref during timeout. Or something like that.
J.J. R3D3CK 19 points on 8/10 shooting and 3/4 threes.
Looks like celebrity hot tub with Matt Barnes last night paid off.
I wonder what Blake Stepp is up to these days.
Hedo Turkoglu for three and the Clippers take a 49-27 lead on the Celtics with 6:47 left in the 2nd quarter. J.J. Redick with 16 points.
Clippers starters and reserves both killing it, build a 49-27 lead over Celtics.
J.J. Redick has 16 points on 7/9 shooting.
If J.J. Redick shoots like this in playoffs, Clippers will not lose in the first round.
Clippers 38, Celtics 20 with 10:25 left in the 2nd qtr. The Clippers haven't played great teams on this trip but they haven't let up either.
J.J. Redick up to 12 points on 5/7 shooting and 2/3 on three-pointers.
Big Baby with the basket. It's a shame there couldn't have been a Shrek & Donkey reunion in Boston.
Clippers 34, Celtics 20 after the 1st quarter. J.J. Redick with a game-high 10 points.
Clippers hold a 34-20 lead over Celtics at end of first quarter and nothing suggests they won't finish trip with a three-game sweep.
Big Baby's back in Boston. http://t.co/LmqJ4t2gDz
Doc Rivers said Marcus Smart reminded him of "a better version of me."
Doc Rivers said it's a "strong possibility" Nate Robinson rejoins team if knee improves. "I liked what Nate brought us. I liked his energy."
Doc Rivers notices his youngest son drinking when he watches Celts' championship footage. "I think he was like 11 at the time—bad parenting.
Doc Rivers said he regretted not going into the locker room after the Celtics won the title in 2008. He went and sat in his office instead.
Lionel Hollins made sure to go over to Byron Scott after the game; looked like he sent condolences about Byron losing his mother last week.
Final: Brooklyn 107, Lakers 99. Brook Lopez had a 30-point, 11-board performance against Jordan Hill's 22 and 16.
Hey Lakers fans, Nets are an example of a franchise that has mortgaged their future and an eighth seed at best. We don't want that.
Clarkson scored at the rim again to reach 18 points with 7 assists and 6 boards.
A Ryan Kelly miss and 2 Markel Brown FT's restore an 8-point lead for the Nets with 35.4 seconds to play.
Ryan Kelly misses the jumper and Lakers are forced to foul with 35.4 seconds remaining. 105-97, Nets.
Brook Lopez makes both free throws, but Lakers always find a way to make things interesting with 44.0 left.
Two straight hoops for LAL (Black and Hill) cut the lead to 4, before 2 Lopez FT's made it 103-97 BKN with 0:44.8 left in the game.
Jordan Hill with the jumper as Lakers trail 101-97 with less than a minute.
Tarik Black responds with a layup, but Lakers trail by six with 1:25 left.
JOE JOHNSON DAGGER THREE.
Joe Johnson's corner 3 gave BKN some breathing room at 101-93 with 1:45 to play. He's up to 18 points with 7 boards and 7 assists.
Lakers call timeout as they trail 98-93 with 2:23 remaining in the game.
With that rebound, Jordan Hill now has a new season-high with 16.
Doc Rivers on Draymond Green's "Cool story Glenn" T-shirts: "I thought it was neat. I think you should be an entrepreneur in this league."
BKN came out of a time out with a Lopez dunk - he has 28 points and 11 boards. 98-93, 2:55 to go.
For the first time today, Brook Lopez jumped for a dunk. 98-93, Nets.
Ryan Kelly has slid down to the 3 with Tarik Black and Jordan Hill at the 4/5; Brooklyn came out w/a small line up (Johnson at the 4).
Will Doc Rivers get cut of Draymond Green's Cool story Glenn shirts? "I should, for sure. Like I said earlier, I love that I'm on his mind."
LAL, down by as many as 12 at one point, have cut BKN's lead to 3 with 3:47 to play. Jordan Hill's been strong with 20 points + 15 boards.
Jordan Hill with the offensive rebound and basket as Lakers only trail 96-93 with 3:47 remaining in the game. Ha.
Was Doc Rivers worth 1st rounder Clips gave Celts? "We're playing our way into what I probably am worth--the more wins, the worse the pick."
After Jordan Clarkson's free throws, Lakers trail 94-89 with 5:30 left.
Doc Rivers on Lester Hudson: "I know he can score. I think where he's grown is, he's a better defender. He's just more mature, he's grown up
Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley are the only remaining Celtics from Doc Rivers' time with the team.
This is an important game for both teams. Nets are still in playoff contention in the East and well, the Lakers could use another loss.
Midway through 4, Lakers trail 94-87 as Wes Johnson has 17 points.
Lakers with back-to-back threes as they only trail 92-87 with 7:25 left.
Earl Clark can't make a shot, now 2 for 10 after missing a slew of jumpers, and LAL answer w/Jabari Brown's 3 to cut the lead to 5.
At this point, it is time to officially shutdown Nick Young for the season. I’ve said this before, but there’s no reason for him to play.
Wes Johnson hits the corner three as Lakers only trail 92-84 with 8:23 left.
Lakers say there's no change in Nick Young's health, btw. He's still week to week with a fractured knee.
If Wes Johnson focused on finishing around the rim and defense, he'd be a decent player. Instead, focus is on taking contested jump shots.
Jordan Hill's had a very productive day with 16 points and 11 boards in his 18 bench minutes. BKN's lead remains at 10, 88-78.
A few potentially solid role players on this team. Clarkson, Hill & Davis proven to be consistent. Tarik Black also has potential…
Lakers start the fourth in a zone and give up a three. Great execution.
Non-update update: Lakers say Nick Young's condition is unchanged. Another (non?) update in another week.
By the way, nothing new on Nick Young … his condition remains the same, his knee still healing. Another update will come in a week.
Markel Brown has a new career/season-high for Brooklyn, the starting SG with 15 points to help the Nets stay up 11 after 3 Q's.
Jordan Hill has a double-double (14 points and 10 rebounds) in 15 minutes. Because, two-game rest.
Jordan Hill completes the three-point play as Lakers trail 82-74 with 1:15 left in the third. Also, double-double.
10 games left and the only reason I continue to watch is because of Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black. Also, Carlos Boozer's commentary.
Wes Johnson tried to dribble in traffic, but obviously turned the ball over. Stick to dunking only, Wes. Thanks.
A tough layup, then an assist, have Clarkson up to 14 points with 5 assists, though Joe Johnson's 2nd 3 kept BKN up 10 late in the 3rd.
Well, Wes Johnson's four dunks today are already better than Mason Plumlee's during All-Star weekend.
Johnson's been all up on the rim tonight, his fourth dunk coming on an alley-oop. He's got 12 points, the latest on Clarkson's 4th dime.
Nets are on an 8-0 run as they lead 71-59 with 6:30 remaining in the third.
Brook Lopez smiles after his first block of the season, probably.
Brook Lopez continues to score efficiently, up to 21 points on 10 of 13 FG's; the Nets responded to LAL's run and lead by 9.
Lakers with the full-court pressure that results in the Nets getting the ball in the paint. Excellent execution there.
Lakers start the second half on a 7-2 run, but still trail by six with 9:11 left.
WES JOHNSON WITH THE PUTBACK DUNK. MY GOODNESS.
LAL started the 3rd Q on a 7-0 run, with Clarkson hitting a 3, Johnson hammering home a follow dunk plus hitting a short j. 61-57, BKN.
At the half: Nets 61, Lakers 50. Jabari Brown and combined for 17 points, while Jordan Hill had 9 points and 9 boards off the pine.
Brooklyn's lead is 59-50 after Joe Johnson answered Tarik Black's second bucket in the paint, with a minute to play in the 1st half.
After the timeout, Joe Johnson clearly saw my tweets about him as he takes and makes a three. 55-48, Nets.