Celtics finish dropping streak with win over Clippers

POINTS IN THE PAINT Jaylen Brown drives to the hoop against Blake Griffin during the Celtics’ win against the Clippers last night in Los Angeles

It will be interesting to see which of LeBron James or Stephen Curry select Irving to be on their team first. He's thriving without Gordon Hayward and displays no issues with carrying a team on that side of the ball. Smart found himself with the ball in his hands in the closing moments against the Lakers, attempting a game-winning bucket which fell short.

The Lakers thought they did nothing spectacularly, but everything well - particularly on the defensive end, where they forced 17 turnovers. Boston was without Horford and Guerschon Yabusele was still with the Maine Red Claws, leaving Boston with just four active bigs against a team featuring DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin and Montrezl Harrell.

"Defence. That was the only message at halftime", Lakers coach Luke Walton said.

"It was good that we battled the way we did".

Nonetheless, patience is coming to an end for one of the greatest franchises in competitive sports, and they're keen to enter win-now mode after making a run at some top-notch free agents after the end of this campaign. They had seven second-chance points in the first period and were expressing interest in dealing with the Clippers' physicality. "We talked about things that we can just get better at as a group".

Michael Beasley scored 21 points and Courtney Lee contributed 20 as NY lost for the third time in four games and sixth in eight.

Despite a solid shooting game, the Knicks couldn't answer the aggressive transition game favoured by the Lakers, who put up their highest-scoring performance in two weeks.


Setting the tone with a 10-1 in the second quarter, the Green's surge really seemed to come on the back of their bench, which contributed 15 points by halftime, and finished the night with 39 points thanks to their 7-for-16 mark from behind the arc. Getting offensive rebounds and blocking out.

"Just overall they've had an unbelievable year".

"I'm trying to think about the right thing to say before it gets misconstrued".

Clarkson followed up his 33-point performance Friday against IN with another high-energy effort. That being said, Irving is the best finisher at the rim in the entire league, and expanding that part of his game is a much easier way for Tatum to break out of this mini slump.

"I have confidence that those guys that missed them tonight will make them in the future", Walton said after the game (ESPN). The rookie point guard also missed six games around the holidays with a sprained left shoulder. Not wanting to put him on Kyrie Irving, the Clippers made a decision to assign Teodosic to the 6-foor-8 Tatum instead.

Caruso is on a two-way contract that allows him only 45 days with the Lakers, and he's keeping track of his time in the Notes app on his phone. He was a vital playmaker in this win who also dropped 15 points en route to a game-high outlier at +19, almost double the next closest player in Daniel Theis at +10.

Related News:



Most liked

Form Aaron Finch ruled out of fourth ODI against England
"You've got to be a little tougher and got to be a little more boundary-conscious". However, Head hasn't been in the best of form on the worldwide stage recently.

Kentucky school shooting: 2 students killed, over 10 injured
It happened in Benton, about 30 miles west of Paducah, where one of the first school shootings 20 years ago left three dead. I have never heard one negative thing come from their mouths", Marshall County High student Gabbi Bayers said on Facebook .

Microsoft Launches Xbox One X in India
This essentially means paying for Xbox Game Pass each month is cheaper than buying all of the new releases separately. This also happened to be the first mention of a new Gears of War game, which would be the fifth in the series.

A Super Blue Blood Moon Is Coming
Here in Miami, we'll only be able to view a partial super blue moon eclipse because the time of totality coincides with sunrise. For those in the eastern US , the eclipse will begin at 5:51 a.m. on January 31.

China tops trusted nation's list, India at third place, says survey
Trust among the general population fell nine points to 43, placing it in the lower quarter of the 28-country Trust Index. Edelman also explained the rise of trust in journalism versus the decline of trust in search and social media platforms.

Here is everything that Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter: World will receive a bug-squashing day one update, developer Capcom has announced (via PSLS ). So, this means you'll be able to head into multiplayer mode, as well as enjoy Event Quests and in-game chat.

Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day
But sources with knowledge of the discussions said a wall alone does not come close to meeting White House demands. He has not had any members over for shutdown talks since Minority Leader Charles E.

China says USA trespassed its waters with warship
China increasingly is making claims over much of the region and has been creating manmade islands fortified with missile defenses. Navy periodically conducts freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPs, near disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Deeply anguished by fire at factory in Bawana: PM Modi
PTI reported an injured labourer told police that the firecrackers were brought from outside and packed at the factory. The Delhi government ordered an inquiry into the fire. "Keeping a close watch on rescue operations (sic)".

Dow climbs above 26000 points
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude picked up 15 cents to $63.88 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange . The recent rally came off Wall Street on the day as traders struggled to find direction, though the Dow did stay above 26,000.

Rebound in Cryptocurrencies Prices Early Today, Ripple Surges over 50%
It made waves in the news in early December, with the value of a single bitcoin skyrocketing to an all-time high of over $20,000. Coinbase , a leading bitcoin exchange, announced in November that it had an astonishing 13 million investors.

Kim Kardashian: Using a surrogate was 'so hard'
In November, Jenner called out the paparazzi for attempting to shop fake pictures of her with a baby bump. Jenner, 20, was reportedly spotted at a CVS on Monday, Harper's Bazaar wrote.

John McCain to Donald Trump
McCain cited a recent Committee to Protect Journalists report , noting that 2017 saw a rise in attacks on journalists worldwide. The president initially tweeted that they would be on Monday, January 8, but later postponed them to Wednesday, January 17.

Walmart offers free medicine disposal system to combat opioid abuse
Walmart is launching a new opioid disposal product in an effort to help fight opioid abuse. The move by Walmart is the latest precaution being taken to cut down on opioid abuse.

Anthony Joshua: 'David Price got better of me in sparring'
Boxers Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker face-to-face at the formal announcement of their fight. Higgins jabbed back: "What I'm saying is this is a 50:50 fight.