Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Boston Celtics (13-13) play against the Los Angeles Clippers (12-12) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 PM EST on Wednesday December 8, 2021

Boston Celtics 111, Los Angeles Clippers 114 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jay King @ByJayKing
It’s a game of split-seconds sometimes. Josh Richardson must have thought Bledsoe wouldn’t have time to pass out of the double team before the shot clock expired. So Richardson left Kennard. Only problem, Bledsoe found Kennard in the corner with 0.3 seconds to spare. pic.twitter.com/ExIXKKIp7E3:42 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Pretty sure Marcus Smart knew this whole time he was going to go for a steal, but first rope a dope’d like he wasn’t paying too much attention lol: pic.twitter.com/bX8WdDY4ov3:29 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Dennis Schroder on Brandon Boston: “We’ve got to respect everybody. End of the day, he came in and busted our ass. I don’t know how many points he had – but over 20 – and he won them the ball game.” – 2:36 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Brandon says he heard the Celtics refer to him as Mr. 46 — alluding to his 46-point G League game last week. – 2:30 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Brandon Boston Jr. grins thinking about his end-of-the-half 29-footer. pic.twitter.com/x3z8ls9OUw2:30 AM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Brandon Boston said that he heard some Celtics players on the sideline call him “Mr. 46.” He, of course, dropped 46 in a G League game. – 2:29 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Brandon Boston Jr. said Celtics bench was calling him “Mr. 46” in reference to his bucket show last Monday in the G – 2:29 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Brandon Boston Jr. tells @swishcultures_ that he dedicated this game against Boston to his friend Terrence Clarke, who was a Celtics fan. pic.twitter.com/nGeWUbAAQ02:28 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Brandon Boston said that he got his technical talking trash to Marcus Smart, letting Smart know “I’m here” and that he isn’t going to shy away. – 2:28 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Brandon Boston Jr. says he was going at Marcus Smart, RE: technical foul.
“I just told him I’m here.” – 2:28 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Brandon Boston Jr. said he got the tech for just going at Marcus Smart. “I’m not laying back from nobody.” – 2:27 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Brandon Boston said he dedicated tonight’s career game to his best friend Terrence Clarke. “He’s from Boston and wanted to play for Boston.” He said if Clarke were still here, he would’ve called him screaming, telling him that he told him he could do this. – 2:27 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Brandon Boston Jr. on his wild first half. And the messages he saw on his phone when he checked it at halftime. pic.twitter.com/xqCOlkdDXI2:25 AM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Celtics’ Dennis Schröder on Clippers rookie Brandon Boston Jr. (27 points in LA’s 114-111 win): “I heard he scored 46 points in a G-League game. We’ve got to respect everybody. At the end of the day, he came in and busted our a—. … He won them the ballgame.” pic.twitter.com/wAPw2WilFB2:24 AM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Dennis Schroder on reason for Celtics inconsistency: “I don’t know.” – 2:14 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
A lot tonight: A 21-point Clippers lead. A Celtics press that kept it close until the final seconds. But the biggest takeaway was Brandon Boston Jr., translating his G League scoring binge into a rotation contribution on a night when LAC needed it w/o PG:
latimes.com/sports/clipper…2:11 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
One game after having his most assists without a turnover this season (6) in Portland, Reggie Jackson had a season-high 6 turnovers tonight vs Celtics.
Jackson did have 7 assists tonight; only has two games all season with more (8 each at Minnesota and Los Angeles) – 2:10 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tatum and Time Lord combined for 3 assists and 12 turnovers tonight in LA – 2:05 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
BJ Boston is shaping up as a huge steal in the 2021 NBA Draft through the first portion of his career. Taken at No. 51 overall, he’s been a monster in the G League. And now, dropped 27 points in 25 minutes (and an impressive 27 at that) for the Clips vs. the Celtics. pic.twitter.com/3LafNqBz3h1:58 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Brandon Boston had an awfully impressive 27 points against Boston. Next time he faces the Celtics, he can shoot for this target: Allan Houston’s career-high against the Houston Rockets was 35 points per @ESPNStatsInfo1:57 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Celtics were up 32-26 with 10 minutes left in second quarter. At that point, Brandon Boston Jr. had not scored.
By halftime, Brandon Boston had 18 points while leading an 18-point turnaround (37-19).
Celtics never led after that. – 1:54 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Terance Mann on he and Kennard no longer together in second unit: “Gotta figure it out, it worked without me tonight … It’s kind of sad, but whatever” – 1:39 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
“It was kind of sad, but …” Terance Mann on watching Luke and Isaiah (the other two parts of L.I.T.) work without him in the second unit tonight. – 1:39 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
2020-21 Celtics after 26 games: 13-13
2021-22 Celtics after 26 games: 13-13 – 1:39 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Serge Ibaka was a DNP-CD for the first time this season – 1:38 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Terance Mann: “Hopefully this propels us into another winning streak like we had earlier this year.” There was that seven-game roll that made them 8-4. – 1:38 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers outscored Celtics 33-22 off turnovers, a season high points off TOs for Clips.
Leader in steals tonight for Clippers: Brandon Boston Jr. with 4 – 1:36 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue said Brandon Boston “was excited at halftime. I told him there’s another half to play.” – 1:35 AM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Came up a few points shy of pulling off the comeback in LA. nba.com/celtics/gamere…1:34 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tyronn Lue says that Reggie Jackson got worn down, is looking forward to the two days off coming up. Hopes George will be able to rest there as well too. – 1:33 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Probably already been tweeted a dozen times, but still: Brandon Boston joins Eric Gordon and Lamar Odom as the only players in franchise history to score at least 27 points at age 20 or younger, per team. – 1:30 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Nico Batum — “cool with” just about everything — on missing time and how he expects to fit in going forward: pic.twitter.com/K4D703oSdw1:28 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nic Batum on Brandon Boston: “He’s going to be great… we are going to need that (his big game) on some nights.” – 1:27 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Batum on Brandon Boston: “We’re going to need that. I don’t think he was in their game plan. 51st pick.” – 1:27 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Nico Batum says Brandon Boston Jr. is very underrated defensively, in terms of his improvement. – 1:26 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Batum says that he expects to come off the bench now that he’s back, something that he says he is cool with. Shared how his time away allowed him to understand what he needs to do in his evolved role to help the team. Said Clips struggled while he was out – 1:26 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Spending all that time watching the Clippers on TV left Batum with a feeling that he knew what to do upon his return, he said. He said he doesn’t mind a reserve role at all, just wants to play his role. – 1:26 AM
Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy
Tense finish as Clippers beat Celtics by 3. Boston was sensational. Speaking of 20 year old Clipper rookie Brandon Boston who went for 27. Nice win in the absence of Paul George. – 1:24 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Nico Batum said he tested positive three times in one day, didn’t leave his house from Nov. 21 until last Friday, vs. the Lakers, and was feeling very sick for five or six days at the start of his health and safety protocol stay. – 1:24 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Batum says that he should be okay after leaving the game due to injury – 1:23 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nic Batum said he first tested positive for COVID-19 about 45 minutes before the Dallas game and then got three positive tests after that. – 1:23 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics specifically talked about Brandon Boston in their scouting report, pointed out he recently scored 43 points in the G League and has been getting more and more opportunities lately. – 1:22 AM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
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Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Final: Clippers 114, Boston 111
And the Clippers (14-12) have won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 13.
Brandon Boston Jr. with 27 points. – 1:18 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That was exhausting, but LA does not smoke the 21-point lead, beat Celtics 114-111 without Paul George.
Brandon Boston Jr. with 27 points, most by a second round Clippers rookie since Choppa City Mike Taylor had 35 in New York back in 2009.
First back-to-back LA wins in 25 days – 1:16 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Wed
Scottie Barnes, 18 pts, 8 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk
Evan Mobley, 16 pts, 9 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 5 blk
Brandon Boston Jr., 27 pts, 2 reb, 4 stl, 5-8 3P
Herb Jones, 19 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk
Chris Duarte, 23 pts, 3 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl – 1:14 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
What a weird game. Celtics fall to 1-3 on this road trip. – 1:14 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics lost 114-111 in a game they may regret down the line. 23 turnovers, several missed opportunities. LAC without Paul George gets career-high 27 points from Brandon Boston. – 1:13 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Boston Jr. tonight:
27 PTS
9-13 FG
5-8 3P
4 STL
He is the first Clipper with 25+ points, 5+ threes on 65% shooting off the bench since Jamal Crawford in 2017. pic.twitter.com/k9dEXRhRBh1:13 AM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum misses the heave. Clippers win 114-111. Celtics now 1-3 on the road trip heading into Phoenix. – 1:13 AM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
just don’t get why tatum doesn’t miss the second free throw on purpose there
you have no timeouts left. of course what happens next is what happens. – 1:12 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Clippers play keep away until the #Celtics finally foul with 1.6 left. Should have just fouled Reggie Jackson quickly. – 1:11 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics gamble for the double team and that’s a big mistake. Clippers run eight seconds off clock and C’s have no timeouts left. – 1:11 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ty Lue decides to foul while up three. Celtics have no timeouts left. – 1:11 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Marcus Morris fouls take Tatum on a drive, two FTS – 1:10 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers foul while leading by three with 9 seconds to play. Tatum going to the line. – 1:10 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Celtics shooters from 3 tonight:
Richardson -3/6
Tatum – 2/7
Schroder – 2/6
GWilliams – 1/3
Horford – 1/4
Smart – 1/6 – 1:09 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Reggie Jackson splits two FTS and the #Celtics actually have a chance to tie, down 3 with 12.8 left. Both teams are out of timeouts. #Clippers1:09 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Clippers probably foul here, right? – 1:09 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Not a great night for Boston College alum Reggie Jackson as he misses the first FT.
Celtics will have a chance to force overtime with 12.8 seconds left.
LA up 112-109. – 1:08 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Per the Clips: Brandon Boston Jr. joins Eric Gordon and Lamar Odom as the only Clippers 20 or younger to score at least 27 points. – 1:08 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics had 12 lives in this game. – 1:08 AM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
I cannot believe the Celtics are still in this game. – 1:08 AM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Reggie Jackson has been criminally careless in the fourth quarter. – 1:06 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
This Clippers-Celtics game is surreal. Both teams getting in their own way. Both teams making big plays. – 1:06 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
What a defensive play by Marcus Smart. The Celtics are somehow within two. – 1:06 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Zubac fouls Tatum on a drive, and Tatum cuts lead to 111-107.
Lue uses last timeout with 40.8 left. Main thing Clippers need to do is find a way to hold onto the ball for 15-20 seconds without a live ball turnover. – 1:05 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Will be interested to see if Celtics play defense here or start fouling early to extend this. – 1:04 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jayson Tatum gets a steal, offensive rebound, bucket to cut lead to 3
Then Marcus Morris doubles LA’s lead by making only his 2nd 3. He had missed 4 of first 5, but it’s clutch time.
LA up 111-105, 43.5 seconds left. Celtics and Clippers fans are hype. – 1:02 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Marcus Morris late shot-clock 3 with 43.5 left and #Clippers are up 6. LAC with three 3-pointers over the last three minutes to keep #Celtics at bay. – 1:02 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Morris Sr. with a clutch bucket over a good Al Horford contest. – 1:01 AM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Seen Marcus Morris Sr do that before. – 1:01 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Somehow, the Celtics have pulled within three. – 1:01 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
What an effort by Tatum. Celtics down 3. – 1:01 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Successful challenge. #Celtics ball with 1:29 left and down 5. – 1:00 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Successful challenge. Celtics ball. Marcus Smart earns himself some challenge cred with Ime. – 12:59 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ime Udoka is challenging out of bounds after a Clippers pass to the sideline. – 12:58 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka trusting Marcus Smart here and going with the challenge. – 12:58 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Fully into clutch time.
Jackson and Kennard hit 3s to take the lead to 11.
A minute later, lead down to 108-103 after Schroder and Richardson 3s.
1:42 left in regulation. Besides buckets, Clippers are getting wounded badly on the glass. – 12:57 AM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
The Blazers have allowed just 184 points in two games against the Clippers and Warriors. Both games played without Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Add their scoring punch to that defensive effort and this team will rack up some wins. Unfortunately, McCollum will be out for a bit. – 12:52 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Which Clippers fan is the fan of the game? pic.twitter.com/SUmJzSn92e12:50 AM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Reggie Jackson is ball handling like it’s five minutes into the first quarter and not five minutes to play in the fourth. Celtics have an opening here. – 12:50 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
8-0 Celtics run, giving themselves a chance here after fading early in fourth. – 12:49 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics making one final run, an 8-0 surge cuts #Clippers lead to 102-95 with 4:38 left – 12:49 AM
Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
The Warriors have 17 wins by 10+ points this season.
The only team with more wins by double digits through their first 25 games of a season is the 2007-08 Celtics. – 12:47 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Clippers are asking the #Celtics to rally but turnovers are killing them, 23, which is two short of their season high. – 12:44 AM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics are up to 23 turnovers. They had only done that six times over the last 10 years. Still 7:11 left to play tonight. – 12:43 AM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Marcus Smart is too used to throwing Robert Williams lobs. That thing was way too high for Tatum – 12:43 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Brandon Boston has matched Terance Mann’s rookie high of 25.
Ty Lue calls timeout, with Celtics still retaining defensive energy and making everything hard on Clippers — inbounds, passes, handoffs… everything.
LA up 96-87, 7:11 left in regulation. – 12:43 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Clips 87, Celts 78 | End 3 | Wild one here. Tatum with 12 third-period points. Eight Clippers scored that quarter. The lead was 21 and then five and now nine. – 12:32 AM
Boston Celtics @celtics
12 minutes remaining 🔘🔘🔘⚪️ pic.twitter.com/M8VpSVRp8t12:32 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Celtics made a push there with seven players, and now we have a competitive fourth quarter upcoming.
LA up 87-78, with Brandon Boston making 5 of LA’s 10 3s.
Celtics have 21 turnovers for an outrageous 33 Clippers points. – 12:32 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Clippers were 6-for-24 FG in 3Q but maintain a 9-point lead because BOS turnovers and too much fouling. – 12:31 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The team on the second night of a back-to-back outhustled Clippers for the most part, right down to this end of quarter foul that is being reviewed. Clippers getting spanked on glass, and Bledsoe put Josh Richardson on the line following three Celtics offensive rebounds. – 12:29 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics have yielded 33 points off their 21 turnovers. Near impossible to win that way. Tatum, Smart and RWilliams have combined for 15 turnovers. – 12:29 AM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
The Celtics have done a whole lot of work to only be winning the quarter by 3 – 12:26 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Clippers have five FGs and 10 FTs in the 3Q. – 12:26 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
I told this man @Jay King that Celtics-Clippers games are always weird and here we are – 12:26 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Rob Williams has been awful tonight on offense. Surprised Ime Udoka went back to him. – 12:25 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Grant with the turnover and then the take foul with the #Clippers in the bonus. Grant has to be more aware of game situation. #Celtics12:24 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Well that’s a terrible sequence for Grant Williams. Gives up the turnovers and immediately fouls in penalty 70 feet from the hoop. – 12:24 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
A loud “Let’s Go Celtics” chant is breaking out at Staples Center. What’s next? A crypto company securing name rights to the arena? – 12:24 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mann should have been called for an 8-second violation.
Would have been better for Clippers, because Bledsoe threw a pick-six that led to another fastbreak dunk for Tatum to cap a 20-3 run.
(Bledsoe gets it back with an and-one, the first Clippers field goal in 5.5 minutes) – 12:22 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Jayson Tatum saw Brandon Boston Jr.’s second quarter and decided to show what he can do in the third quarter. Celtics have cut Clippers’ lead to 6. – 12:22 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Staples-Crypto has turned into TD Garden West. #Celtics #Clippers12:21 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Tatum letting out a loud scream after that jam. As fired up as we’ve seen him in awhile right now. – 12:21 AM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jayson Tatum attacking the rim like this is MVP candidate Jayson Tatum. He really needs to flip his mindset to attack first then shoot rather than find his outside shot first. – 12:20 AM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Jayson Tatum has nine points in the quarter and Boston is now down five after trailing by 21. Clippers have gone five minutes without a basket. – 12:20 AM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Easily the most defense I’ve seen Markkanen play in the last 4 yrs. Give JB coach of the year now …. Fronts Vooch to deny post entry. Then pulls to defend 2-man action with 3. Stops LaVine’s penetration which helps Okoro recover to contest and force a low % shot #BullsCavs pic.twitter.com/7xVYhZFHRg12:20 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
It happens every game… Clippers have gone five minutes without a made basket and are on the wrong end of an 18-2 run. – 12:19 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Clippers are 4-for-20 FG in 3Q. – 12:19 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
18-2 Celtics run and Jayson Tatum is rolling. – 12:18 AM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Tatum on the break for 2️⃣ pic.twitter.com/6GQRolEQXV12:17 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Clippers led 76-55 with 7:17 to play this quarter.
It’s now 78-71 with 3:27 to go. – 12:17 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Celtics showing some sign of life here. They’re a weird team to try to figure out – 12:16 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Batum is back in the game.
Celtics have taken 11 points off of 21-point lead – 12:16 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics trying to get up off the deck. 13-2 run to cut the deficit to 10 with 3:57 left in 3Q. – 12:14 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Clippers’ 21-point lead is down to 10 and some Celtics’ fans coming alive here at Staples. – 12:14 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
So much dribbling by the Clippers. Their 21-point lead is down to 10 with 4 minutes to go in the third. – 12:14 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
For his part, Boston saves the post-free throw possession for Clippers by forcing a Tatum baseline turnover.
Doing it on both ends in his breakout game. – 12:12 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Batum is available to return despite the right ankle injury. – 12:11 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Nico Batum is *available* to return with a right ankle injury, per the team. – 12:11 AM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Batum, Morris, zubac Jackson and mann..that’s who the Celtics are down 16 to??!!???! Bed time!!! – 12:11 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Flagrant 1 on Brandon Boston. #Celtics #Clippers12:10 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Flagrant 1 foul on Brandon Boston Jr. – 12:10 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Grant Williams flopped on a Brandon Boston ballhandling shift, and we all have to see it via official review. – 12:09 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Brandon Boston Jr. standing over Grant Williams after the charge call: “Come on bro.”
Replay shows Boston’s elbow didn’t hit the Celtic’s face. – 12:08 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers built lead to 21, then Celtics got a Smart and-one and turned a Mann turnover into a Horford fastbreak dunk.
Ty Lue calls timeout with LA up 76-60. 6:24 left in third quarter. – 12:05 AM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics next three opponents are Phoenix, Milwaukee and Golden State. So yeah, things can get worse. – 12:03 AM
The Ringer @ringernba
Boston > Boston
(📼 @BallySportWest)
pic.twitter.com/68v27An4pu12:02 AM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics starting group has been brutal tonight. 12 combined turnovers. – 12:01 AM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Brandon Boston Jr. with 21 points and five three pointers so far tonight. pic.twitter.com/hrXlr0Pu0b11:59 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
What’s your favorite @BJ Boston moment from the first half? – 11:59 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Brandon Boston hits another three and then does the Jordan shrug. It’s not the #Celtics night. #Clippers up 16. – 11:57 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Maybe guard Brandon Boston. Just an idea. – 11:57 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Brandon Boston Jr. just hit a pull-up three and then played the air guitar. – 11:56 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nicolas Batum leaves with right ankle injury – 11:55 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Nico Batum leaves the court hobbling as he leaves for the locker room. He’s being tended to by Jasen Powell, athletic trainer. Looks like his right foot is being favored. – 11:55 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jayson Tatum cuts off an Al Horford post up, something that should be happening basically every single time Horford posts up. – 11:52 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
***a Clippers lob worked*** – 11:52 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
great and terrible game for boston – 11:51 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Coming out of the break Grant Williams and Robert Williams are standing at the FT line talking about what looks like adjustments and coverages. Has been going on for a couple minutes. And, now Grant is talking to Marcus Smart on the three point line.
#Communication11:49 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
After giving up 66 points in the paint to the Lakers yesterday, the Celtics gave up 30 in the first half tonight. Tonight, their turnovers have set up the Clippers with plenty of easy buckets. 22 points for the Clips off 13 first-half Boston turnovers. – 11:48 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
“It’s really inspiring, just watching him grow, take on that challenge of being a leader in this game, on and off the court.”- Brandon Boston Jr., on what he has taken from being around #Celtics Jaylen Brown. – 11:46 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
On the Slam and Jam podcast with @AndrewKSchlecht and @Albabycakes, they asked me which rookie I thought might take a leap onto the Rookie Rankings soon.
I mentioned BJ Boston as a name to watch given his G League play.
he has 18 in first half tonight. Killer pick for LAC. – 11:45 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Brandon Boston Jr. with the CIRCUS buzzer beater 🚨
pic.twitter.com/2PtGstiYiu11:44 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Clippers — minus Paul George — put up 63 points on the Celtics in the first half. 55% from the floor. 50% from three. 30 points in the paint. – 11:41 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Brandon Boston made more field goals in that second quarter (7/8) than Jayson Tatum attempted in the entire first half (2/6) – 11:39 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Brandon Boston Jr. has a team-high and career-high 18 points off the bench against Boston tonight. – 11:38 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Brandon Boston scored 18 pts in the 2Q on 7-for-8 FG and 4-for-5 on 3pt. LAC scores 39 in the period.
#Clippers #Celtics11:38 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Dennis Schroder is the only Celtics starter with more than two baskets. – 11:38 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Clippers lead 63-51 at the half
Richardson – 12 points
Tatum – 9 points, 4 turnovers
Schroder – 8 points
Celtics – 13 turnovers
Celtics – 48.8% shooting
Boston – 18 points
Jackson – 12 points
Morris – 10 points
Clippers – 55.5% shooting
Clippers – 7 turnovers – 11:37 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
18-point second quarter for Brandon Boston Jr. after the YOLO buzzer beater to end first half.
That’s more points than Paul George has had in any quarter this season, and Paul George is quite good himself.
LA up 63-51 at halftime. – 11:37 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics allowed 39 points in second quarter. Defensive woes continue out west. – 11:37 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jeez Brandon Boston is playing better than Paul George right now… 18 1st half points and the Celtics outscored 39-23 in the 2nd to go into the half down 12.
22 Clippers points have come off 13 Celtics turnovers – 11:36 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Halftime 🔘🔘⚪️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/bHwhxGv7kb11:36 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
I told @KatieMox, @JeffJSays and @erikcoleman on @msgplusminus that Brandon Boston Jr. would have a career night against Boston tonight.
Me at the half: pic.twitter.com/ATN2T55SRF11:36 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Brandon Boston hits an ABSURD turnaround three before halftime’s buzzer for a 63-51 lead. Boston is 7-8 in 14 minutes for 18 points and by the rules gets to own the name of Boston from the Celtics if he keeps this up. – 11:36 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
It’s just Brandon Boston’s night. He hits a 30-foot heave at the buzzer and the #Clippers lead by 12 at halftime. #Celtics11:35 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
You guys.
Brandon Boston with a silly 3-pointer at the buzzer — a career-high 18 points in 14 first-half minutes for the 20-year-old.
Clippers 63, Celts 51. Half. – 11:35 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Brandon Boston beat the buzzer and he has 18 points in the first half. – 11:35 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Brandon Boston Jr. hits the prayer at the buzzer. He has a game-high 18 points. Wow. – 11:35 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
At the buzzer, Boston threw himself a three party – 11:35 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
The #Celtics have had no answer tonight for Brandon Boston Jr. (18 pts in 14 minutes), a Georgia native who is really good friends with Celtics wing Jaylen Brown. – 11:35 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Brandon Boston my goodness. What a half. And what a way to end the half. – 11:35 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Up and down first half for Reggie Jackson. Offensive foul, couple of turnovers, but 5-11 shooting. Remember he’s shot 50% or better just once in his last seven games. – 11:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum is on the bench to close the half. And it’s the right call. – 11:32 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Josh Richardson (12 points) keeping the Celtics afloat with his energy. – 11:31 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Have a night, rook!
📊 11 MIN / 15 PTS / 6-7 FG / 3-4 3FG pic.twitter.com/r5eNDBIAiL11:31 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Boston Jr. spoke before shootaround today about what he’s learned: “How the pace of the game is going, it’s starting to slow down for me game by game, so just learning where I can attack and learning where I can get my teammates the ball. Just guarding on the defensive end.” – 11:30 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
May be one of those nights where Ime has to search his bench for players who really want to play. They look cooked right now. #Celtics #Clippers11:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
13 turnovers already for the Celtics.
A lot of these pass have no chance of getting wherever it is they are intended. Tatum’s have been especially egregious. – 11:28 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Brandon Boston Jr., having a night so far against the Celtics. Lawrence Frank and the Clippers got a steal with Boston in the second round. Long, skilled and can really shoot it. And Clippers love his work ethic. – 11:28 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
They’re having fun here. Reggie dropped Schroder with a cross and drilled an open 3-pointer. Boston read Tatum’s pass, intercepted it and took it all the way for a dunk that just about brought the house down (except for all the Celtics fans?)
Clips up 54-42, 2:44, 2nd – 11:28 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
OH MY BRANDON BOSTON JR. ! – 11:28 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Brandon Boston has a career-high 15 points for the Clippers, and all of them have come in the first 9 minutes of the second quarter. – 11:28 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Tatum has thrown some lazy passes tonight that didn’t have a prayer. Four turnovers already. – 11:28 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
It would have been very easy for so many teams to simply draft Brandon Boston Jr. and yet, here we are. – 11:27 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Brandon Boston has 15 points in the second quarter. It’s been building in his limited minutes this season but it feels like Clippers fans have a new folk hero similar to T Mann’s moments last season. – 11:27 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Reggie Jackson snatches Dennis Schroder’s ankles for a 3, then Brandon Boston Jr. intercepts yet another pass and finishes with a dunk.
Boston (not the Celtics) has FIFTEEN in the second quarter.
LA up 54-42 with 2:44 left in first half. – 11:27 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
It’s the Brandon Boston show vs Boston tonight. Wow the rook is going to work. – 11:27 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
That’s four turnovers for Tatum. He’s thrown some bad passes in this one. – 11:27 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics just getting crushed right now. A 28-10 #Clippers run and they are up 12. Tatum already has four turnovers. – 11:27 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston and the Boston College guy are killing Boston.
I promise you it makes sense. – 11:26 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Reggie Jackson just made Schroder touch earth, then nailed a triple. – 11:26 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
In more ways than one, Boston’s biggest opponent is itself. – 11:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Clippers zone has the Celtics all thrown off. Lots of no-chance passes being thrown against it. – 11:24 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Section 114 as Brandon Boston Jr. before his 3rd 3 even goes in: “Bucket! Bucket!” – 11:24 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Clippers have 20 points already off 11 #Celtics turnovers – 11:24 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Brandon Boston’s really going to work. 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting. – 11:24 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The number situation in Boston is ridiculous.
Dennis Schroder really out here with an offensive lineman’s number – 11:23 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue talks about making the simple pass and that cross-court push-ahead pass in transition that Reggie Jackson made gave BOS a possessions that ended in free throws for Tatum, ending what had been an 11-0 LAC run. – 11:23 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
For Boston, from @BJ Boston.
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/zTD7lX6hNp11:22 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jayson Tatum with a rough start. Shot clock violation on one play. Ivica Zubac block at the rim on another. – 11:22 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
10-0 Clippers run. Pretty flat effort this quarter from the Celtics. – 11:21 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
A horrible 2Q so far for the #Celtics. – 11:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
10 turnovers for the Celtics after that shot-clock violation. Really sloppy first half so far for Boston. – 11:21 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Brandon told us: “I’m a bucket.”
Kid’s 4 for 4, 2 for 2 from deep — 10 points in 7 minutes … and the Clippers are up now: 43-37. 5:31 to play in the second. – 11:20 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Brandon Boston, by the way, doing damage against Boston. Leading the #Clippers with 10 points, a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor with two 3s. #rude11:20 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Lotta Marcus Smart in this first half. And a lot of it hasn’t been very good. – 11:20 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Brandon Boston is having a night so far for the #Clippers. 10 pts in 8 min. #Celtics11:19 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Celtics now getting worked by a guy named Boston. – 11:19 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
The Celtics used to be a good 2nd quarter team. This right here is pretty bad right now – 11:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Much like last night, the opponent is shooting over 50% from the floor and they’re rebounding a good amount of the rare shots they miss.
Celtics defense has fallen way off since going out west. – 11:18 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Danny Ainge to NBC Sports Boston:
“I’m not closing the book on other opportunities but they’d have to be the right situation. I’d have to be working with the right people and the right role. … – 11:18 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Intrigue.
Rookie Brandon Boston t-ed up for jawing at Marcus Smart. Not something I would do.
That was just moments after Eric Bledsoe walked by Enes Freedom and slapped at the ball in his hands. Freedom stared him down afterwards.
#chippy11:17 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
11 Clippers points off 8 Celtics turnovers so far – 11:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics already have 8 turnovers. Clippers have an 11-2 advantage in points off turnovers. – 11:17 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Bucket Boston Jr. gets a basket and a technical for being a little too excited about it. Rook has five points. – 11:15 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Good Brandon Boston: another FG
Bad Brandon Boston: first career tech – 11:14 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Brandon Boston Jr. picks up a technical foul. Welcome to the NBA? – 11:14 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Brandon Boston just got a technical foul for taunting Marcus Smart after scoring on him. – 11:14 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Danny Ainge, in an interview with NBC Sports Boston, sounds like a man ready for another gig. Ainge says he doesn’t want to work 18-hour days, but he’s open to the right opportunities. – 11:13 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Celtics call timeout after Clippers string back-to-back assisted field goals together (Boston 3 from Bledsoe, Hartenstein dunk from Kennard)
Celtics still lead 32-31, 9:25 left in first half – 11:11 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
In looking for guys to credit for the
Cavs’ early success, please put JB Bickerstaff near the top. JB waited his whole career for a team to give him a sincere chance, with legit talent. He’s showing what he can do with the support of a franchise that doesn’t view him as a fill-in – 11:11 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
All the numbers say Boston is a good defensive rebounding team, but that always seems to be the first thing to go when they struggle defensively – 11:10 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
What you all needed to see… Boston has scored against Boston – 11:09 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Defensive rebounding remains an issue for Boston. – 11:08 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Incredibly smart rebound tip-out by Hartenstein, who knew Eric Bledsoe was behind the play slightly and fed him the ball from the top of his leap. – 11:08 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
With his appearance at the end of the first quarter tonight, Brandon Boston Jr. is the second player named Boston to play against the Boston Celtics, per @Basketball-Reference. The Celtics were the opponent in one of Lawrence Boston’s 13 career games. – 11:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 28-24 after one
Richardson – 7 points
Langford – 4 points
Schroder – 4 points
Celtics – 52.4% shooting
Celtics – 5 turnovers
Mann – 8 points
Jackson – 6 points
Kennard – 6 points
Clippers – 50% shooting
Clippers – 4 turnovers – 11:06 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Terance Mann (8 points, 4/4 FGs) with his best first quarter all season. He hadn’t made more than 2 first quarter FGs before tonight.
LA didn’t attempt a free throw, while allowing 4/7 3s.
Celtics up 28-24, with Josh Richardson outscoring LA bench 7-6. – 11:06 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Celtics 28, Clippers 24 | Terance Mann came in hot in his first start this season — he’s 4-4 for 8 points, got four rebounds, an assist and a steal. All of which helped the Clipper keep pace with Boston. Both teams shooting 50% or better. – 11:06 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Celtics up 4 but but they gave up 7 Clippers points off 5 turnovers. Pretty balanced attack for Boston… everyone who played has scored. Richardson leads the way with 7 – 11:06 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
First quarter: Boston 28, Clippers 24
Terance Mann has eight points and four rebounds, both a team-high. Clippers with a 16-14 edge in points in the paint. – 11:05 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Very productive outing from Celtics bench so far with 14 first quarter points. – 11:05 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics come out with good energy, lead #Clippers 28-24 after 1Q. Richardson 7, Schroder 4; Mann 8, Jackson 6, Kennard 6. BOS commits five turnovers. – 11:05 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Terance Mann just bulled through Schroder for a layup and rocked the baby upcourt… – 11:03 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Coast-to-Coast: From Boston ➡️ LA.
📺 @BallySportWest | @Terance Mann pic.twitter.com/W4pFP22VAl11:03 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Terance Mann rocking the baby back downcourt.
Oh, mann. – 11:03 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston is really pushing pace tonight. Schroder a big part of that. He’s getting it and going on every trip. – 11:02 PM
Chris Grenham @chrisgrenham
Romeo Langford has given the Celtics some really solid first-quarter minutes tonight. – 11:02 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Romeo Langford drives from the left corner are a thing – 11:02 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Lots of balance in Celtics offense early on. All eight active players have scored a bucket. – 11:02 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Brandon Boston Jr. is in the game.
Along with Isaiah, Luke, Terance and Bled. – 11:00 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Good first stint for Langford. A minute or so ago, he had Bledsoe locked down. And that’s sort of a tough cover for Langford off the bounce. – 10:58 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Romeo Langford works hard when he’s in the game. There is definitely much more to his game that can be unlocked over time – 10:57 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Big Boy basketball from Romeo Langford. That was some fight there. – 10:56 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Clips’ George (elbow) ruled out against Celtics espn.com/nba/story/_/id…10:54 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers remove Nico Batum to get rest after a six-minute stint, his first in more than two weeks. – 10:52 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Both teams with five field goals and no trips to the free throw line.
Difference in first five minutes is the Celtics making 2 3s. LA has yet to attempt a 3.
Celtics up 12-10 with 6:51 left in first quarter – 10:49 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Reggie Jackson’s season-high for shot attempts? 23.
He’s got three so far in three minutes tonight … and many more coming. – 10:44 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Smart lobs to Rob in the opening minutes have become a staple of the Celtics offense. – 10:44 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
That first Celtics possession unfolded like a college play. Very deliberate. Too deliberate for a Schröder 15 footer – 10:43 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Lineup machinations aplenty here at Staples: Clippers’ Paul George is out, Nicolas Batum is in against Celtics ocregister.com/2021/12/08/cli…10:31 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Celtics released Garrison Mathews at the end of training camp. I watched the Celtics last night, Garrison Mathews is better then guys they gave minutes to – 10:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I just double-checked the Celtics game was recording, because it’s still almost 20 minutes to the tip and I’m deep in struggle city to keep my eyes open already. – 10:22 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
A good bit of Celtic green here for the Clippers’ game vs Boston at Staples Center pic.twitter.com/bBsz8gSvww10:18 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Clippers starters:
Marcus Morris Sr.
Nicolas Batum
Ivica Zubac
Terance Mann
Reggie Jackson
Paul George is out – 10:08 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Paul George is OUT for the #Clippers tonight vs. #Celtics10:08 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
This will be the second game that Paul George misses this season. Last week, Clippers struggled to defend the Kings, who were playing on zero days rest.
Tonight, watch for Nicolas Batum’s conditioning, how well Marcus Morris can handle scoring load, Terance Mann’s first start. – 10:07 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Paul George is out. Nic Batum returns and starts in his place. – 10:07 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Nico Batum returns none too soon, called on to start in place of Paul George in his first game since Nov. 19, which is why Ty Lue tried to temper expectations: “We don’t expect him to come back and set the world on fire but … it’s just good to have him back on the floor.” – 10:07 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Nico will start in Paul George’s place tonight, Clippers say.
So: Batum, Mann, Morris, Zubac and Jackson. – 10:04 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Clippers say that Paul George is out for tonight’s game vs Celtics. Nicolas Batum is starting in PG’s place. – 10:03 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Paul George is out tonight.
Clippers starters vs. Boston:
Reggie Jackson
Terence Mann
Nico Batum
Marcus Morris
Ivica Zubac – 10:03 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Clippers – Staples Center – December 8, 2021 – Starting Lineups
Boston – Smart, Schroder, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Los Angeles – Reggie Jackson, Terance Mann, Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris Sr., Ivica Zubac
OUT: Boston: Brown L.A.: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George pic.twitter.com/Sh7kdAr59o10:03 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Terance Mann,Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris Sr., Ivica Zubac vs Celtics.
Paul George is out (elbow) – 10:03 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Paul George has been downgraded to OUT for the Clippers vs Celtics tonight. – 10:03 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Paul George out tonight vs Boston – 10:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Marcus Smart
Dennis Schroder – 10:01 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
ICYMI, Wednesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! We broke down the Lakers’ huge win over the Celtics, along with LeBron’s (likely intentionally) cryptic assessment of Frank Vogel as a coach. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
linktr.ee/LockedOnLakers9:57 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Almost go time.
🕢 7:30PM PT | 📺 @BallySportWest pic.twitter.com/QJlVgZ2XjZ9:53 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics rookie Sam Hauser turned 24 years old today.
Some perspective? Hauser is almost three months older than Jayson Tatum, who is in his fifth NBA season. – 9:47 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
LA night ✌🏾 #JetBlueRunway pic.twitter.com/3iwQIMVKyg9:46 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Asked Ime Udoka about running Brooklyn’s defense last season and the success the Nets had against the Clippers, and how it may translate to his Celtics defense.
Interesting breakdown based on personnel… pic.twitter.com/KJ1t0NkksI9:41 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann shows something new every game.
Back to back steals for the #18 overall pick. – 9:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Bruno Fernando and Jabari Parker have both been downgraded to OUT for tonight’s game for Boston at the Clippers. – 9:19 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime ragging on his former Brooklyn players when asked about switching in Brooklyn vs. Boston:
“Brooklyn relies on it heavily for different reasons, don’t want to work as hard on certain things, and so we can do a little bit of both.” – 9:15 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Romeo Langford fills us in on how he moves on from last night’s game and prepares for a back-to-back on the road. pic.twitter.com/gjUDlSRg6n9:13 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
“He’s been one of our top guys creating for himself and others,” Coach Udoka says of Dennis Schröder. “A ton of credit to him being able to do it in both roles, off the bench and starting.” – 9:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka says Jaylen Brown is at about 90%. Udoka said “He could play, if need be, but we’re looking at a big picture approach and getting him healthy for the rest of the season.” – 9:10 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime says Jaylen is at the 90% range and could play if need be, but they don’t want it to linger. “We’re looking at the big picture approach in the season.” – 9:10 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime Udoka say “I don’t think so” when asked if Jaylen Brown’s injury will linger and need to be monitored the whole season – 9:05 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Massachusetts native Terance Mann putting up 3s (look hard, he’s back there) before getting the start tonight against the Boston Celtics, his first this season. pic.twitter.com/9xcHgYu87H8:58 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue’s notable comments before facing Boston:
– Terence Mann starting in place of Kennard bc of his defense against a bigger Boston lineup.
– PG (elbow confusion) will warm up and test the injury.
– Nico Batum is back for his first game since Nov. 19. – 8:54 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty Lue on Jason Preston’s progress: “Just working, he’s doing his weights, he’s progressing very well. Nine week checkup yesterday, he’s progressing in the right play … always asking, always engaged.’
Notes his one-legged shooting he’s been doing. – 8:49 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Ty Lue says Paul George is a game-time decision tonight against Boston. He says he isn’t sure if PG will go. Terance Mann will start in place of Luke Kennard. Nic Batum will play, likely limited minutes. – 8:47 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Paul George is a game-time decision and Nicolas Batum is playing tonight vs. #Celtics. #Clippers. – 8:46 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nicolas Batum is playing
Paul George is a game time decision
Terance Mann will start – 8:45 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty Lue takes a seat: Says he’s “not sure yet” if Paul George will play tonight.
Adds that one way or another, Terance Mann will start tonight in Luke’s place.
Also: Nico Batum will play. – 8:45 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
📍 Back in DTLA
🕢 7:30PM PT | 📺 @BallySportWest pic.twitter.com/FQLA33573w8:34 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Malik knows how to finish off a win over the Celtics 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/JsJgudyvug8:11 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Injury Report:
Patrick Beverley, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Jaylen Nowell are AVAILABLE.
D’Angelo Russell (Right Ankle Soreness) is OUT. pic.twitter.com/KGroFiwbfd7:35 PM

Matt Babcock @MattBabcock11
I’ll be in Boulder tonight to see Jabari Walker and the Colorado Buffs as they host the Eastern Washington Eagles.
Through 9 games, Walker is averaging 14.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He is currently ranked No. 40 on the @basketbllnews 2022 NBA Draft Big Board. pic.twitter.com/scFQiLKY3D6:41 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers have updated their availability report to reflect that Paul George (right elbow contusion) is now questionable to play tonight vs. Boston. pic.twitter.com/YHiEaGRX6w5:53 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The Clippers have added Paul George to the injury report with a right elbow contusion.
He is questionable for tonight vs Celtics. – 5:43 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Last time out, @Paul George went 4-for-4 in the last 5 minutes to seal the deal against Portland.
📼 Clippers CourtVision powered by @awscloud pic.twitter.com/X5gFoJEv2p5:32 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Jayson Tatum’s newest Air Jordan 36 PE celebrates one of his son Deuce’s favorite books — “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” — which they read together over FaceTime when Tatum was in the NBA Bubble. pic.twitter.com/2ZcGfXhHpI5:13 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Join me for a signing and discussion of my book, the Boston Celtics All-Time All-Stars at @unlikelybkstore in Plainville tomorrow night! Here’s the link to sign up: https://t.co/1LhEr9aIjT pic.twitter.com/dZ9n9QWMzh5:11 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Jaylen Brown will miss his 4th straight game tonight with strained hamstring per the Celtics – 4:37 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport vs. LA Clippers:
Jaylen Brown (right hamstring tightness) – OUT
Bruno Fernando (low back spasms) – DOUBTFUL
Jabari Parker (illness, non-COVID) – QUESTIONABLE – 4:36 PM

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